Uganda

…Platform- Advocacy for removal of auxillary shipping costs 2 positon papers developed by Shippers Council: – Use of local insurance; and – Revamping Lake Victoria Transport System Upgrade Quality Standards…

Logistics and Advocacy

Logistics costs limit the competitive participation of a country in trade since the delivered costs of imports are higher, exports are less competitive and attraction for foreign direct investment is diminished. In Tanzania for instance, this is mainly due to poorly maintained rail and road infrastructure; inefficient operational processes and poor access to key transport hubs; overlaps in administrative processes and unclear management structure, and outdated processes and insufficient human resource capabilities. …

Advocacy and Monitoring of NTBs

NTBs account for a significant proportion of the high transportation costs in the EAC which are estimated to limit intra-regional trade by approximately 15% [World Bank] and constitute significant limitations to foreign direct investment. …

IMPROVED BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS

…TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)’s work on physical infrastructure (customs, border posts etc) and provides advocacy opportunities for the private sector and civil society across the breadth of the Theory Of…

Rwanda

…from US$ 500 to US$250 per test Improved Business Competiveness Giving a voice to the Private Sector No. of advocacy initiatives that led to policy changes • Removal of a…

South Sudan

…sector and civil society No. of advocacy issues raised and addressed New Project Support women entrepreneurs and cross border traders Increase income for 600 women via value addition in Shea-Butter…