USAID's West Africa Trade Hub and Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub are projects sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development to help African countries take advantage of the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
Funding from the US government allows us to assist and facilitate all transactions at no charge to either the African firms or the international importers/investors. With offices in Virginia, Ghana, Senegal and Botswana, we are well positioned to provide assistance to your firm should you choose to source from the region. In addition to linking international firms with African specialty food exporters, the Trade Hubs provide assistance in arranging onsite buyer/investor missions to the region (e.g. arranging on-site meetings with the African exporters, organizing tours of facilities and providing logistical support with identifying appropriate accommodation and transportation needs).
- USAID’s West Africa Trade Hub
The USAID West Africa Trade Hub identifies export-ready companies in 21 West African countries, which have the capacity and reliability to export. We work only with those that have shown they are able to meet international standards.
With offices in Ghana and Senegal, the Trade Hub acts as a bridge between buyers and producers and can offer hands-on help to buyers at any stage of the production process.
- USAID’s Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub
The USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub works to support companies in the specialty food sector in 12 countries throughout Southern Africa. In addition to the Hub’s work to link Southern African companies to producers in the United States, the Hub works to assist these companies with regional African inputs for these fine food products.
The USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub is located in Gaborone, Botswana.