Sierra Leone

What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, February 28 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong



February 5 Highlights

Featuring an interview with Paul Brenton, the World Bank’s Trade Practice Manager for Africa, and a review of the success of the USAID Trade Hub’s access to finance strategy, the USAID Trade Hub’s monthly newsletter, Tradewinds, was delivered to more than 12,000 subscribers.


U.S.-Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce to Host Business Networking Cocktail in Washington, D.C.

Joe lamport

The United States-Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce invites investors and business professionals to a networking cocktail Oct. 14, 2011, at Circle Bistro at the One Washington Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C.

To RSVP for the Business Networking Cocktails please email the US-SL Chamber of Commerce at abomah [at] usslcc [dot] org [dot] sl  and visit its website at  Limited Seating Available. 


July 4 Highlights



March 21st Highlights

The USAID Trade Hub’s Home Décor & Fashion Accessories Advisor assisted Senegalese producers in selecting products for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair May 14-17 in New York City. Organic cotton textiles and soft furnishings – pillows, curtains and table cloths – were among products identified.


October 29th Highlights



Trade Hub Assisted Exporters

Explore the locations of some of the export ready companies we work with across the region. (N.B. This map was last updated in August 2010.)


Submarine cables to increase connectivity to the region

Ben Coleman

West Africa's internet access costs are some of the highest in the world. The reason is the virtual monopoly on internet traffic from the region - the Sat3 submarine cable which links West Africa to Europe.


May 4th Highlights

Exporter Development
Sierra Leone’s AGOA Committee and the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency have drafted a national export strategy.  AGOA Services Manager Abou Fall trained 65 business managers (16 women) in the law’s provisions.

Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry established a National AGOA Implementation Committee to work on a strategy for Ghana to better benefit from AGOA’s trade advantages in the shea, cashew and apparel sectors.

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