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Ambassador Marantis Concludes Visit to Swaziland

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis concluded his two day visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland by examining the competitive challenges Swaziland's textile and apparel industry face when exporting to the United States under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Today, Ambassador Marantis toured a Swazi-owned textile factory, Far East, and conducted a roundtable with the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority, representatives of Swaziland's textile and apparel sector, and Technoserve - an NGO building trade capacity. Ambassador Marantis also visited Swazi Candle, which exports candles to the United States under AGOA.

He now heads to Uganda to meet with trade ministers and other officials of the five East African Community (EAC) countries.

Ambassador Marantis in Swaziland

Ambassador Marantis in Swaziland

Ambassador Marantis, AUSTR Florie Liser and Ambassador Earl Irving meet with Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini and Minister of Commerce is Ms. Jabulile Mashwama.

Ambassador Marantis in Swaziland

Ambassador Marantis in Swaziland

Ambassador Marantis, AUSTR Florie Liser and Ambassador Earl Irving visited Eswatini Kitchen and were met by the Managing Director Pablo Garrido.