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  • Logistics and Advocacy

    Logistics and Advocacy

    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and poor access to key transport hubs; overlaps in administrative processes and unclear management structure, and outdated processes and insufficient human resource capabilities.

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  • Single Window Information for Trade (SWIFT) – Zanzibar Food and Drugs Board

    Single Window Information for Trade (SWIFT) – Zanzibar Food and Drugs Board

    Traders in the East African Community (EAC) currently spend numerous days visiting multiple government agencies in various locations to obtain regulatory information permits, trade licenses and clearance certificates to complete import and export processes. This results in huge costs and time loss for the traders.

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  • Capacity Building to Women Cross Border Traders in Tanzania

    Capacity Building to Women Cross Border Traders in Tanzania

    Both formal and informal women traders in Africa, particularly in Tanzania fail to optimize the trade and business potentials and opportunities across the region mainly due inadequate capacity and lack of knowledge on doing business in the region.

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  • TBS Testing

    TBS Testing

    The existing standards frameworks in Tanzania, which is overseen by TBS, faces challenges of policy, administrative, regulatory and enforcement nature. These challenges have hampered TBS’s capability to offer quality service to its stakeholders, develop market oriented standards, and foster the uptake and adoption of standards by the business community.

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  • Advocacy and Monitoring of NTBs

    Advocacy and Monitoring of NTBs

    NTBs account for a significant proportion of the high transportation costs in the EAC which are estimated to limit intra-regional trade by approximately 15% [World Bank] and constitute significant limitations to foreign direct investment.

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  • SWIFT – Ministry of Agriculture

    SWIFT – Ministry of Agriculture

    Traders in the East African Community (EAC) currently spend numerous days visiting multiple government agencies in various locations to obtain regulatory information permits, trade licenses and clearance certificates to complete import and export processes.

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  • MEAC Coordination and Leadership

    MEAC Coordination and Leadership

    The EAC integration agenda poses fundamental challenges to the political and economic landscape for Tanzanians. The public needs greater awareness on key issues, clear timelines, and defined benefits from integration.

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  • ishamba

    iShamba

    Access to quality agricultural information remains a challenge to many Kenyan farmers despite the fact that their ability to increase food production and benefit economically is linked to their ability to adopt new farming practices, solve problems and link to markets.

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  • Port Reitz road

    Expanded access/offtake for the Kipevu West Container Terminal which will in turn increase the capacity and efficiency at the Port of Mombasa

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  • Increased Organizational Effectiveness: Provision of Video Conferencing equipment

    Improved communication to enhance timely and effective decision making process through provision of a video conferencing system

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  • East Africa Tourism Platform (EATP)

    Enhanced East African Community’s tourism competitiveness through effective dialogue for policy reforms and regulation, improved tourism services export capabilities and strengthening tourism private sector’s capacity and sustainability

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  • Logistics innovation for Trade (LIFT)

    – 3 countries remove cabotage and third party restrictions
    – Increased competition – market share of large transporters falls by 10% along Northern and Central corridors
    – Average fleet utilisation amongst target SMEs increased by 20%
    – Freight exchanges, pallet networks and consolidation centres established in 3 countries to enable SMEs to access markets and share services
    – 5 new value added services serving medium sized customers are commercially viable
    – Use of ICT for vehicle tracking and routing and logistics management in target firms increased by 200%

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