The Public-Private Sector Dialogue (PPD) for Trade and Investment Programme mainstreams advocacy throughout TMEA’s project clusters, i.e. in transport and logistics, trade facilitation, customs and tax, standards, NTBs and export capability. The programme’s core objective is to enhance private sector organisations’ (PSO) capacity to proactively and positively influence policy reforms, to accelerate dispute resolution and sustain political buy-in to boost trade and investment in the EAC. The Programme contributes to core TMEA corporate results outlined below:
% reduction in maize and sesame metric tonnes rejected at the borders that do not meet required quality. Directly targeted 700 farmers and indirectly targeted 55,000 farmer households aware of standards by June 2016.
Rwanda Civil Society platforms’ capacity strengthened to effectively engage in EAC issues and to influence regional integration policies and practices. This will lead to PSO/CSO organisations positively influencing regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade.
The Rwanda Private Sector Federation increases its level of success in advocating for improvement in the business environment. This will contribute to achieving a private sector led sustainable economic growth and social development which will positively influence regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade.
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...
KAM positively influencing the trade regulatory framework and practices; and improves and increases the implementation of quality advocacy campaigns towards the East African Community Integration. This will positively contribute to regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade in East Africa.