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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

October 2006

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Hub Highlights

  • After two years with the Trade Hub, Lisa Yarmoshuk, Director of Trade Facilitation and Capacity Building (TFCB), will be leaving the project at the end of October to assume a new position with Nathan Associates in London, UK. Maxine Kennett will replace her as Director, effective October 1. Mrs. Kennett is a qualified lawyer in the UK and a trade law expert with a Ph.D. in international law. She previously led the Trade Policy and Market Access Component of a USAID project for the Government of Iraq. Ms. Yarmoshuk will continue to be involved with the TFCB Project on a short-term technical basis.

  • The Southern Africa AGOA Workshop entitled “Expanding Processed Food Exports under AGOA” will take place from October 11 to 12 in Cape Town, South Africa (for more information see “AGOA” section below).

  • The USAID Trade Hub held a two-day Trade Facilitation Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, on September 19 and 20 (for more information see “Recent Highlights” section below).

  • The USAID Trade Hub published the sixth issue of its flagship news publication, Inside Southern African Trade (INSAT), in September. This issue focuses on small, medium and micro enterprises in the Southern African region.

  • The Trade Hub sponsored six companies from Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa and Botswana to attend the Material World Textile and Apparel Show in New York City from September 26 to 28.

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