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July 6, 2020

Rwanda Could Lose About 2,500 Cargo Containers At Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam Ports

Rwanda is about to lose over 2500 containers of goods trapped at ports in Kenya and Tanzania because of failing to clear a list of accumulated bills and the deadline of 90 days ended on June 30, Taarifa reliably reports. It is not known what exactly is loaded in these containers, but contents are valued in millions […]

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June 12, 2020

Kenyan exports worst hit by declining trade as COVID-19 pandemic persists

Kenya’s trading value with eternal trading partners declined by Ksh.39 billion in April as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic took root in the country. Total trading in the period fell to Ksh.163 billion from Ksh.202.2 billion in March bringing the cumulative value of trade in four months to Ksh.768.7 billion from Ksh.779.3 billion over […]

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June 8, 2020

Kenya’s horticulture exports recovering

Kenya’s vegetable and flower exports have recovered to about 80 percent of the volumes before the COVID-19 outbreak, an apex industry organization, Fresh Produce of Kenya, confirmed on Thursday. Okisegere Ojepat, chief executive officer of the organization, said that initial panic resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak in March that disrupted exports had corrected itself gradually. […]

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May 29, 2020

Kenya’ s 25 pc excise duty on imports frustrates Tanzania glass business

THE recent 25 per cent duty introduced on imported glass by Kenya contravenes the provisions of the Treaty and the Customs Union Protocol of East African Community, Tanzanian glass manufacturer has claimed. The Kenyan government introduced the duty on im- ported glasses through the Business Law (Amendment) Act, 2 02 0, citing it was away […]

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May 29, 2020

Tanzania horticulture exports hurt by border closure

The closure of the border between Tanzania and Kenya hit Dar’s horticulture sector due to long delays at the crossing for fresh produce truckers, risking a disruption of the supply chain. Horticulture is one of Tanzania’s economic pillars. This past week, Tanzania Horticulture Association (Taha) Chief Executive Jacqueline Mkindi asked the governments of Tanzania and […]

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May 29, 2020

First quarter tea exports, prices decline on Corona woes

Tea exports to top three markets declined significantly in the first quarter as the world grappled with the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on global trade. Data from the Tea Directorate shows exports to Pakistan dipped 15 percent while Egypt and the United Kingdom recorded declines of 10 percent each, pointing to reduced orders and […]

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May 29, 2020

Kenya’s flower exports increase as EU eases lockdown

NAIROBI, May 27 (Xinhua) — Kenya’s flower exports increased from 20 percent to 65 percent of normal levels in the last one month after some European Union countries relaxed their lockdown regulations, the industry association said on Wednesday. Clement Tulezi, CEO Kenya Flower Council (KFC), said there are high hopes that production will hit 80 […]

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May 29, 2020

Uganda: Traders Feel Pinch As Cargo Storage Costs At Ports, Warehouses Rise

Traders are concerned over the growing storage bills due to cargo stuck at different entry ports, according to Uganda Cargo Consolidators Association. Speaking in an interview last week, Mr Jackson Katende, the Uganda Cargo Consolidators Association spokesman, told Daily Monitor that the slowdown in the pace of clearing cargo at different ports of entry has […]

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May 27, 2020

NRM Manifesto Week 2020: Uganda’s exports increased by 40.2% by 2019 – Minister Kyambadde

KAMPALA – The Minister of Trade, Industry, and Cooperative, Amelia Kyambadde has reported an increase in Uganda’s merchandise exports, a majority of which are agricultural which rose by 40.2% between 2016 to 2019. While giving the sector’s performance at the Office of the Prime Minister, Kyambadde said the exports increased from $2.92125bn in 2016 to […]

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May 27, 2020

Vessel delays, cancellations hurt Kenya’s imports

Kenya has recorded a spill-over of eight to 12 vessels every month since February, industry data shows, as cancellation and delays continue to hurt imports and the country’s international trade. This is as a result of disruption on the international supply chain occasioned by Covid-19 that has pushed the globe into the worst recession than […]

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