Increase in exports in targeted sub-sectors above trend.
Reduction in trade costs in the East Africa Trade Network (EATN).
Additional funds catalysed cumulatively due to TMEA investments in Trade Logistics Clusters.
Time reduction in average trip in the East Africa Trade Network (EATN).
More than 25,000 women across East Africa have benefited from a TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) Women and Trade programme since 2015. This was revealed during the East Africa Trade and Development Forum (EATDF) held in Kampala between February 28 and March 1st, 2018.
Edna Mudibo, a Kenyan smallscale trader in the border town of Busia who frequents Uganda, has found renewed drive to carry on with her business and has ended years of cat and mouse games with police officers and border officials.
As a cross border trader, Mirembe is one of the few who grabbed the opportunities provided by EAC treaty and is already celebrating success. She has export clientele in Rwanda and Kenya and plans to enter the Burundi market in the near future.
George Karari, 56, is a Kenyan smallholder farmer living in the rural area of Kikuyu, on the outskirts of Nairobi. He farms four and half acres of mostly maize and potatoes for home consumption and as a cash crop.
One of the biggest challenges the business community in East Africa face are non-tariff barriers. According to the East Africa Community, non-tariff barriers (NTB’s) cost the member countries close to US$490 million in 2010.