Workshops offer training before Sierra Leone’s AGOA national strategy launch

Ahead of Sierra Leone’s U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) strategy launch, two Trade Hub-hosted workshops for national officials focused on AGOA standards and other customs procedures. The Freetown trainings, hosted on November 15 and 16, attracted participants from Sierra Leone’s Department of Foreign Trade, the Executive Office of the Permanent Secretary, and the… Read More

Hub trains customs officials as Sierra Leone gets ready to export under AGOA

Seven Sierra Leonean customs officers attended the Trade Hub’s AGOA training on September 26 in Freetown. The training focused on standard operating procedures required under U.S. customs law; AGOA exports must be in compliance with these procedures. The training was conducted by Dr. Mohamed Abou iiana, the Trade Hub’s Senior AGOA Specialist. The training also… Read More

New ATRC grantees learn the ropes to promote AGOA advantages

Coordinators from five African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Resource Centers—Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo—attended a two-day capacity building workshop from July 24-25 in Accra, Ghana. These ATRCs are recent recipients of Trade Hub grants, which they’ll use to organize AGOA promotional activities. These ATRCs join seven other export promotion institutions in… Read More

AGOA sensitization workshop expands into Sierra Leone, addressing challenges amid new opportunities

From July 10-12, more than 100 members of the business community, including exporters and foreign investors, as well as government and customs officials attended a workshop on the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Co-hosted by the Trade Hub and the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA),… Read More

Your packaging is your ambassador, women entrepreneurs learn at workshop

Thirty female entrepreneurs from Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo joined their Ghanaian counterparts to learn how to add value and better market their products at an April 25-26 workshop on proper packaging. The Trade Hub’s workshop for members of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) was also livestreamed to members in Liberia. Led by Mr.… Read More

First Trade Hub webinar livestreams customs training to three West African nations

About 60 exporters in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria received customs and regulations training via a Trade Hub webinar on February 1. The pilot effort used YouTube Live to stream a presentation from visiting customs expert Jan Forest on the practicalities of using the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to export duty-free. Ms. Forest… Read More

Seize U.S. market opportunities, Sierra Leone’s businesses urged

In the capital of Sierra Leone, more than 60 members of the business community and agricultural associations attended a how-to workshop on exporting under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) on January 24. The Freetown workshop, co-hosted by the Trade Hub, the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) and the Sierra… Read More

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