Namibia Map

Trade and Investment Projects in Namibia
In Namibia, 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
Increasing the competitiveness of agricultural value chains for export through investment, technology transfer, and greater private sector participation

Core Activities in Namibia
Finance and Investment

  • Assessing investment opportunities and providing transaction support to financial institutions and businesses investing in Namibia
  • Collaborating with financial institutions to improve access to finance for small businesses, including the development of the warehouse receipts system

Export Competitiveness

  • Promoting greater utilization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  • Promoting women-owned and small- and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to increase potential as exporters
  • Assessing the potential of export-ready companies in key sectors, including accessories, apparel and specialty foods
  • Linking strong, export-oriented companies to international exporter directories, trade shows, and online platforms

Enabling Environment and Trade Facilitation

  • Providing technical assistance to develop the Namibia National Single Window and to relevant regulatory agencies to simplify trade clearance
  • Supporting the enactment of the revised Customs Act and Excise Act provisions
  • Strengthening compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and SADC trade protocols related to sanitary and phytosanitary measures and transparency provisions


  • Encouraging grain producers' compliance with regional grades and standards
  • Supporting the export of high value products including wool and other agricultural and fish products
  • Facilitating agribusinesses' access to combing and carding technology for wool processing

pdf SATIH Namibia Fact Sheet v5 February 2018 (589 KB)


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