Reduction in time for trucks crossing select borders.
Increase in value of exports from EAC region.
Increase in intra-regional exports compared with total exports from the region.
Reduction in average time to import/export a container from Mombasa or Dar to Burundi or Rwanda.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TFDA began its operations as a regulatory body on 1st July 2003 and is mandated to regulate the quality, safety and efficacy of food, medicines, cosmetics and medical devices which is provided for under the Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act, Cap 219
1. BACKGROUND This case study highlights how Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) a membership based trade support...