1 On August 11, USAID Mission Director Helen Pataki, along with His Excellency the Minister of Industry and Commerce Silvino Augusto José Moreno, His Excellency the Governor of the Province of Maputo Júlio Parruque, and other partners recognized the continued successes of Mozambican exporters in 2022.
2 This was at the second edition of the Annual Exporter Awards, a collaboration between the US Government, the Agency for the Promotion of Investments and Exports (APIEX) and the Confederation of Economic Associations of Mozambique ( CTA).
4 The winners of this year’s Exporter Award ceremony are: Exporter of the Year: Nova Sun Limitada Exporter of the Year Finalist: Beluzi Bananas Lda Best Exporter to the South African Market: Murrimo Macadâmia Best Exporter to the US Market: Award Breakthrough Chá de Magoma (for social impact through community development): Sunshine Nuts The award winners, who export agricultural products such as nuts, bananas and tea, underlined the need to diversify the Mozambican export sector.
5 This award incentivizes and encourages Mozambican exporting companies to continue exploring innovative ways to improve their regional export competitiveness and to export their products worldwide and to the US market using the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
8 “The US government shares a vision with all of our partners to promote the role of private sector-led economic growth,” said Director Pataki.
9 “USAID and the US government at large are committed to promoting inclusive, sustained and resilient economic growth in developing countries, including Mozambique.” The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the United States government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people out of humanitarian crises.
10 For more information on USAID’s work, visit www.usaid.gov