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November 11, 2019

AfCFTA a stepping stone for huge investments in Africa – Songwe

Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), on Tuesday last week opened the 23rd meeting of the intergovernmental committee of senior officials and experts from 14 eastern African countries in Asmara, Eritrea insisting on the importance of increasing regional trade and implementing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Leveraging […]

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October 17, 2019

Caroline and Juliana: Empowered Women Entrepreneurs Paying It Forward

Many years ago, Juliana Mtenga worked as a simple tailor in Tanzania’s city of Dodoma. She earned a small income, which she didn’t mind because she considered her real full time job as that of taking care of her children and the house. As any caring mother, Juliana was concerned about her children’s nutrition – more so for […]

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October 3, 2019

Report calls for joint marketing of EAC as investment destination and eradication of NTBs

A report of the recently concluded high-level conference on trade integration notes that there is a downward trend on the profile of the East African Community (EAC) as an attractive investment destination. The report calls for the EAC Partner States to market EAC jointly, further consolidate free trade by eliminating individual State exemption lists, liberalize […]

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September 19, 2019

Kenya, Uganda agree to end cross-border conflicts, promote development

Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) have agreed to promote sustainable peace and development along the two countries’ borders, in a latest pact signed by the two East Africa states. The programme dubbed Cross-Border Sustainable Peace and Development seeks to end hostilities among the three neighbouring communities and enhance development in the region by […]

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September 17, 2019

Trademark pushes for women entrepreneurship in EA

Speaking ahead of upcoming annual research symposium on Sustainable and inclusive aid for trade, Atuheirwe urged governments in the region to do all that they can to ensure women have the right information to thrive in business. This is against a finding by Global entrepreneurship monitor report 2016/17 indicating that East Africa has some of […]

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September 17, 2019

Tanzania allows alcohol from Kenya after seven-month ban

Tanzania has opened up its borders for an alcoholic drink from Kenya which had been barred entry since March this year. This is in the wake of the ongoing Public- Private Dialogue(PPD) with trade facilitation agencies at One-Stop Borders across the East Africa Community, aimed at adressing cross-border barriers. The initaive is under a TradeMark […]

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September 4, 2019

Barriers to free movement in Africa: How to remove them?

While the African Union (AU) has developed ambitious plans for continental free trade it is becoming clear that free movement of people lags behind. This blog identifies six obstacles that impede progress on free movement for people in Africa and considers the prospects for future development. The AU Summit held in Niger on July 7 […]

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August 28, 2019

TRADEMARK EAST AFRICA INJECTS US$ 3.2 MILLION TO REDUCE BARRIERS TO TRADE IN THE EAC

By Drake Nyamugabwa East Africa Business Council (EABC) has received US$ 3.2 Million from Trademark East Africa aimed at reducing trade barriers in the East African Community through supporting the implementation of a 3 year programme dubbed “Integrating Public-Private Sector Dialogue (PPD) for Trade and Investment in East Africa Community (EAC) Programme”. The East African Business Council […]

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August 28, 2019

EABC, Kepsa secure $4.5 million to tackle trade barriers

The East African Business Council (EABC) has signed a $3 million(Sh308.8 million) financing agreement with TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) to help address trade barriers in East Africa. A similar trade deal worth $1.5 million (Sh154.4 million ) has also been signed between the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and TMEA. This will support implementation of […]

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August 28, 2019

Boost for trade as EABC secures US$ 3.2 million to address barriers

The East African Business Council (EABC) has secured US$ 3.2 million financing from TradeMark East Africa Africa (TMEA) to support trade initiatives mainly addressing barriers in the region. This will support  implementation of a three year programme,“Integrating Public-Private Sector Dialogue (PPD) for Trade and Investment in East Africa Community (EAC) Programme”. The partnership will support  EABC’s advocacy […]

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