Local start-up receives cost-saving lessons from packaging experts

Moringa Connect, a Ghanaian-American start-up, processes the Moringa plant into food products and cosmetic items for export and local consumption. On June 13, the firm hosted two Trade Hub consultants, who conducted a detailed assessment of its containers and packaging and offered cost-saving recommendations for improved packaging to meet international standards and preserve the quality… Read More

Trade Hub packaging experts advise Ghanaian entrepreneurs, companies

Mr. Kofi Essuman is chairman of the management board of GS1 Ghana, a company that provides packaging and labelling solutions to Ghanaian small and medium enterprises. “Our solutions are tailored to packaging needs of the local and West African regional markets,” Mr. Essuman said. But after a June 7 packaging workshop hosted by USAID’s West… Read More

Côte d’Ivoire validates its AGOA strategy with government and exporters

Côte d’Ivoire moved closer to boosting its exports under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) with a June 1 Validation Workshop of its AGOA National Strategy, hosted in Abidjan by the Trade Hub and its institutional partners, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Ivorian Ministry of Commerce. The event was chaired by… Read More

Communications team documents Hub impact in Côte d’Ivoire

In Côte d’Ivoire, the Trade Hub’s communications specialist, Jessie Lafourcade, teamed with Abt Associates’ senior communications manager, Ms. Leah Quin, to record major project collaborations with Ivorian businesses working in cashew, cereals, and apparel. On May 25, Ms. Lafourcade photographed a meeting between the founders of Ivorienne des Noix de Cajou (INC) and the chiefs… Read More

GlobalG.A.P. training readies Ghanaian mango producers for export

As part its efforts to support lead firms, producers, and other actors to increase exports of fresh and processed mango to the international market, the Trade Hub trained 120 producers in Ghana’s Brong-Ahafo and Volta regions on how to become GlobalG.A.P. certified. Certification of farms and packhouses is an international food safety standards requirement for… Read More

Trade Hub talks export requirements at food and products conference in Nigeria

On May 26, the Trade Hub participated in the African Foods and Products Exhibition and Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, hosted by the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) and attended by food producers, clothing and textiles manufacturers as well as African handcrafts producers. Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, the Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, and… Read More

AGOA workshop presents spectrum of resources to Senegal’s exporting community

The Trade Hub took its U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) outreach and information series to the Senegalese capital, Dakar, with a May 24 workshop on the benefits and procedures of the preferential trade agreement. Attending were 46 participants, including customs officials, members of the Senegalese Chamber of Commerce, Union Nationale des Commercants et… Read More

Nigeria apparel makers and customs officials learn AGOA basics for U.S. exports

Tiskies Global, a Nigerian apparel exporter, attempted its first shipment to the U.S. under the U.S. African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) on May 15. The attempt was unsuccessful due to improper export documentation. Nine days later, a Tiskies representative joined 25 other exporters and Nigerian customs officers to learn more about customs documentation requirements for… Read More

Trade Hub in sync with objectives of Ghana’s new “one-district-one-factory” policy

The Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI)—a Trade Hub partner—and the Ghana Commercial Bank hosted more than 400 guests at a May 22 forum on how to participate in the new government’s proposed “one-district-one-factory” economic stimulus policy. Mr. Alan Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry explained that beyond previous commitments to provide infrastructure, the… Read More

Mauritania sees the importance of AGOA to diversify its economy

On May 10, the Trade Hub partnered with the Mauritanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture to host a U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) workshop, which drew more than 50 participants from the Mauritanian business community including small and medium-sized enterprises from traditional Mauritanian industries like agribusiness, textiles, and clothing. Mr. Wane Abdoul… Read More

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