EAC States pledge support for Trade Facilitation Reforms

The EAC Partner States have agreed to promote and support politically full implementation of the trade facilitation reforms and reduce the non-tariff barriers impeding trade in the region.

They reconfirmednational commitments to implement the EAC Customs Union and the Single Customs Territory, accelerate the implementation of the regional decisions and rapidly domesticate them into their national laws and constitutions to achieve the objectives of an integrated market. 

President Uhuru opens Africa’s first e-Commerce week in Nairobi.

President Uhuru Kenyatta wants African countries to take full advantage of Digital technology which he termed as critical towards her quest to actualize the objective of boosting intra Africa trade. 

He said embracing Digital technology will greatly contribute to the advancement of the continent’s economy and trade agenda besides facilitating and accelerating cross border payments.  

President Kenyatta made these remarks when he officially opened United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) e-Commerce conference in Nairobi.

  • SME’s and African Young Entrepreneurs get Japanese backing.

    Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) is vouching for the nurturing of Africa’s young entrepreneurs and, Small Medium Entreprises for the stability of World economy.

    Addressing participants during a one day seminar on promoting industrial development in Kenya, JICA representative in Kenya Ms Keiko Sano said the Government of Japan considered that helping Africa SMEs to flourish was not only crucial for Africa, but for global economy as well.