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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

November 2006

SARPN acknowledges the Southern Africa Global Competitiveness Hub as the source of this document:
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Hub Highlights

  • On October 1, Maxine Kennett took up the position of Director, Trade Facilitation and Capacity Building (TFCB). 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.

  • The Southern Africa AGOA Workshop entitled “Expanding Processed Food Exports under AGOA” took place from October 11 to 12 in Cape Town, South Africa. This very successful event was attended by more than 140 participants. (For more information see “Recent Highlights” section below.)

  • The Trade Hub received several high-level visitors from USAID / Washington during October including Mr. Bruno Cornelio, Senior Economics Officer, African Global Competitiveness Initiative (AGCI), on October 17 and Senior Deputy Assistant Administer for the Africa Bureau, Mr. Walter North, on October 27.

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