The USAID Hub conducted trainings for 104 export-ready home décor and fashion accessory firms between March 20-30 in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The trainings supported African designers who are looking to meet U.S. demand for their products with increased exports under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The training focused on U.S. market trends, AGOA export requirements, product costing and pricing, technical requirements and certifications and labelling, packaging and shipping norms. The participants also received one-on-one product evaluations with the USAID Hub’s consultant who provided technical guidance on product improvement and development.
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