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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Sunday, March 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Border Information Center opens at the Port of Dakar

105 stakeholders in Senegal participated in the launch of West Africa’s fourth Border Information Center in Dakar. The new center is hosted by the Conseil Sénégalais des Chargeurs (COSEC).

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Businesses, government, civil society should start thinking about AGOA law renewal now

Thursday, February 28 2013

Sherman Katz, Trade Policy Expert

AGOA opened the U.S. to  duty-free sale of more than 6,000 items (tariff lines) from African nations provided those countries conduct free and fair elections. Products from West Africa that have utilized the program include textiles, apparel, agricultural products such as cashews and shea butter as well as oil and gas.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, February 28 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

 

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Sustainable. Natural. Healthy. Good. The 2012 Holiday Gift Giving Guide of West African Products!

Friday, November 16 2012

Leslie Shages, USAID Trade Hub Market Linkages Manager

Gift giving is an art – but it begins with knowing what’s available. Every year, Tradewinds asks Leslie Shages, who works with hundreds of West African exporters and buyers in world markets, to review the possibilities in light of the products available from West Africa. Her guide this year is truly a work of art!

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Change at the helm as USAID Trade Hub project steers towards its third act

Thursday, July 19 2012

Denise Awoonor-Renner

After 10 years in West Africa, USAID West Africa Trade Hub Director Vanessa Adams will be moving on August 1, leaving behind a dynamic economic growth project that has had significant impact across the region.

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USAID West Africa Trade Hub Brochure

A brochure presenting the activities of the USAID West Africa Trade Hub.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Tuesday, January 24 2012

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Online registration for Shea 2012: Shared Value now open!

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USAID Trade Hubs joint meeting

Tue, 11/10/2011 - 08:00 - Thu, 13/10/2011 - 17:00

The USAID West Africa Trade Hub, the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub and the USAID East and Central Africa Trade Hub, which frequently collaborate to promote African companies such as at the MAGIC Apparel show pictured here, will meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss strategies and approaches to increasing exports from Africa to international markets. They will also discuss aspects of the African Competitiveness and Trade Enhancement initiative l

Building exporters' skills, making "market-driven" meaningful

Friday, August 12 2011

Joe Lamport
Nearly six years ago, Elitza Barzakova joined the USAID Trade Hub as its Home Décor & Fashion Accessories Advisor. In 2009, she became Market Linkages Manager, based in New York City. Now, she’s taking her wealth of experience and insight to the Master’s of Business Administration program at the University of Michigan. Unfortunately, this means she is leaving the Trade Hub. Elitza’s West Africa experience began in 2003 – as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Segou, Mali.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushes AGOA forward at 10th annual Forum

Saturday, July 2 2011

Joe Lamport
In mid-June, the Ghana Free Zones Board approved an application from an apparel manufacturer that is setting up its operation in Koforidua, a small city of almost 100,000 people. The USAID Trade Hub assisted the company in obtaining approval – which ultimately will create 900 jobs within five years.
 
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the AGOA Forum in Lusaka, Zambia.
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