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Trade Hub Happenings

A monthly update of upcoming activities and recent progress from the USAID Trade Hub in Gaborone, Botswana

Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub

June 2006

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Hub Highlights

  • The USAID Trade Hub held a regional Business Environment and Competitiveness Roundtable for more than 50 representatives from across southern Africa on May 23-24 in Johannesburg. The program included the launch of the Trade Hub’s educational film series on trade issues. The keynote addresses was given by Niko Czypionka, Task Force Director, Botswana Business and Economic Advisory Council (BEAC). It was followed, on May 24 by an AGOA training session for selected representatives from each of the countries in southern Africa.

  • In coordination with Africa Fast Track Trade, the USAID Trade Hub sponsored the attendance of ten companies to the Fancy Food Show held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 7 to 9.

  • The Trade Hub completed a report for Zambia on Trade Facilitation which presents the findings of an assessment on the status of Trade Facilitation in Zambia and the negotiation and implementation of a WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation. It will be presented to stakeholders at a workshop in Zambia on June 6 and 7.

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