Map of Swaziland

Trade and Investment Projects in Swaziland
In Swaziland, the Hub is supporting economic diversification, job creation and fostering a business environment conducive to trade and investment.  The Hub implements activities in four critical areas:

Finance and Investment
Accelerating U.S. and international investment to businesses to promote strategic value chains and grow international trade links
Export Competitiveness
Helping companies to leverage AGOA to increase exports to the U.S.
Enabling Environment and Trade Facilitation
Fostering transparent, reliable, efficient and cost-effective trade policies and related infrastructure
Agribusiness
Increasing the competitiveness of agricultural value chains for export through investment, technology transfer, and greater private sector participation

Core Activities in Swaziland
Finance and Investment

  • Assessing and facilitating investment opportunities for U.S.  and other international investors
  • Collaborating with private sector companies and financial institutions to address specific barriers affecting access to finance

Export Competitiveness

  • Supporting utilization of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  • Providing assistance to export-oriented companies on product development, marketing, and business management
  • Collaborating with Swaziland Fair Trade (SWIFT) to help companies achieve sustainability and fair trade status
  • Linking exporters in targeted sectors such as specialty foods and textiles and apparel to international export-related associations and buyers
  • Collaborating with the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA) to support the specialty food, textiles and apparel sectors

Enabling Environment and Trade Facilitation

  • Strengthening compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and SADC protocols on trade, especially sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) and technical barriers to trade (TBT) measures
  • Implementing the Phytosanitary Information Management System (PIMS) to facilitate the trade of pest-free plants and plant products

Agribusiness

  • Partnering with private sector, the National Agricultural Marketing Board and other stakeholders to develop fresh produce and maize value chains
 
 

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