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July 16, 2019

The 3rd Edition of the Kenya Trade Week to host COMESA Source 21 Summit

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has partnered with the Government of Kenya during the 3rd Edition of the Kenya Trade Week which will be hosting the Source 21 COMESA International Trade Fair and high-level business summit this coming week. The Kenya Trade Week running under the theme “Powering Regional Integration through Trade” […]

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July 11, 2019

Trade cautiously with single market and Africa’s economy could rise to top

Unctad’s Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi spoke with JAMES ANYANZWA about the benefits and potential pitfalls of implementing the AfCFTA. July 7 marks the launch of the $3 trillion African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Is it time to pop the champagne? I would advise cautious optimism. The entry into force of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA is a […]

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June 17, 2019

Why AfCFTA entry into force is a big achievement

On May 30, 2019, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement secured the minimum threshold of 22 ratifications for its entry into force. Sierra Leone and the Saharawi Republic were the 21st and the 22nd ratifications, required under Article 23 of the AfCFTA Agreement, for it to enter into force thirty days after deposit of […]

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June 6, 2019

Logistics Overview

Logistics Logistics costs in East Africa remain extremely high, compared to other regions in the world. Some of the contributing factors to the high costs include high cost of transport and warehousing. There is also significant variation in the time taken for export and import. This uncertainty in the logistics chain significantly increases direct, inventory [...]

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June 6, 2019

Logistics Overview

Logistics Logistics costs in East Africa remain extremely high, compared to other regions in the world. Some of the contributing factors to the high costs include the high cost of transport and warehousing. There is also significant variation in time taken for export and import. This uncertainty in the logistics chain significantly increases both direct, […]

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June 6, 2019

Women in Cross Border Trade- Improving the business environment

Why this project? What How Contact Desired Results Project Insights Impact stories project briefWomen in Cross Border Trade- Improving the business environment ImplementorWomen ‘associations and cooperatives, technical consultants, Governors of various provinces within the Greater Imbo region, relevant Government Ministries Target GroupWomen in cross border trade Project ValueUS$ 500,000 Implementation Period2018-2020 Download Project PDF Why [...]

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June 3, 2019

Logistics

Logistics costs in East Africa remain extremely high, compared to other regions in the world. Some of the contributing factors to the high costs include the high cost of transport and warehousing. There is also significant variation in time taken for export and import. This uncertainty in the logistics chain significantly increases both direct, inventory [...]

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May 27, 2019

East Africa: Forum Urges for Creation of Accessible Leather Market

THE East African Community (EAC) Leather Forum has urged the bloc to create readily accessible market for leather products. The forum has called for EAC to fast track the implementation of Regional Leather Strategy. The forum was convened by the East African Business Council (EABC) and brought together over 40 industry champions in leather manufacturing […]

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May 20, 2019

The SMS reporting system impacting informal traders, including women

Africa is at the centre of a mobile technology revolution which is already benefiting traditionally disadvantaged groups. According to interviews, SMS appears to be the most preferred means for informal traders to report NTBs. Although there exists online NTB reporting systems at the national level in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania utilizing SMS, as well as […]

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May 20, 2019

Expediting the processing of Certificates of Origin through implementation of an automated system at Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

1. BACKGROUND This case study highlights how Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) a membership based trade support institution has benefited from the TMEA SWIFT projects initiatives. The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is registered as a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act Chapter 486 of the […]

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