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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Friday, May 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Burt’s Bees joins the Global Shea Alliance

The Global Shea Alliance has welcomed Burt’s Bees as its newest member, and the company will also participate in the Alliance’s working group on sustainability.

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22nd report on checkpoints, bribes and delays on primary corridors in West Africa

Since 2006, the USAID Trade Hub has implemented a methodology to collect data on road governance practices along primary trade corridors in West Africa. The West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) oversees the road governance initiative, which today involves eight countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Tuesday, April 30 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Global Shea Alliance participates at in-cosmetics, trains women in Ghana

The Global Shea Alliance, co-founded by the USAID Trade Hub in 2011, participated at the In-Cosmetics international trade show and the Union for Ethical Bio Trade conference in Paris, distributing more than 100 annual reports and membership directories to shea butter distributers, brands, and development agencies from around the world.

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Quality, sustainability and practical business information at 'Shea 2013: Global Perspectives'

Sunday, March 31 2013

Craig Duncan

More than 500 representatives of all points in the shea value chain participated in the Global Shea Alliance’s “Global Perspectives” conference, held in Abuja, Nigeria, in March, and set the course for the future of an industry whose global significance grows with every year. Alliance members set up working groups on sustainability on the critical issues of quality and sustainability, and elected a new president.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, February 28 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

 

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, January 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Cutsoms officer inspect goods at the Port of Dakar.
Cutsoms officer inspect goods at the Port of Dakar.
The Port of Dakar has identified an office to host a Port Information Center in Senegal modeled on the USAID Trade Hub-supported Border Information Centers now operating at the Ghana-Togo, Burkina Faso-Ghana and Benin-Nigeria borders.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Wednesday, December 26 2012

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Bankers learn about USAID Trade Hub access to finance initiatives

80 finance experts discussed constraints that limit small and medium enterprises’ access to finance and learned about the USAID Trade Hub’s innovative work to improve access during a meeting organized by Ecobank Togo in Lome. The USAID Trade Hub’s work with the African Cashew Alliance, the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development and the West African Development Bank were the focus of a presentation by the USAID Trade Hub.

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New Border Information Center inaugurated at Seme-Krake

Tuesday, December 25 2012

Craig Duncan

The region’s third Border Information Center has opened at the Benin-Nigeria border, taking on what many traders believe may be the most difficult border crossing in the region. The USAID Business Environments for Agile Markets (BEAM) is supporting the initiative, which involves the close collaboration of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, the Benin National Shippers’ Council and the USAID West Africa Trade Hub.

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20th Road Governance Report

20th Road Governance Report
 
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