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  • The Hub facilitates progress on EAC-US Cooperation Agreement

    Published on July 03, 2015

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub gathered East African Community (EAC) experts in Nairobi from June 29 - July 1, 2015 to develop work plans for activities under the U.S.-EAC Cooperation Agreement.

    The US-EAC Cooperation Agreement was signed on February 26, 2015 to facilitate critical customs reforms, harmonize standards, and undertake multilateral commitments that support greater EAC regional economic integration. These reforms will strengthen EAC's trade relationship with the United States and other global partners, which will, in turn, increase exports, expand investment and help support job creation and economic growth.

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    The Hub welcomes 10-year AGOA extension

    Published on July 03, 2015

    It is with great pleasure that the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) welcomes President Barack Obama's extension of the  African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for 10 more years.  President Obama signed two trade bills, the Trade Preferences Extension Act includes AGOA, into law on June 29, 2015.

    One of the Hub's primary objectives is to promote intra-regional and export trade, particularly through AGOA. Re-authorizing AGOA continues America's commitment to increasing trade with Africa, which will drive further investments in export industries, which, in turn, will drive job creation and economic growth.

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    Uganda's Investment Authority holds first private equity conference

    Published on June 30, 2015

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub introduced its investment facilitation work to the Ugandan business and investment community, last week, as participants the Uganda Investment Authority’s Kampala Private Equity/Venture Capital Conference.  The conference sought to promote private equity and venture capital as avenues for financing SMEs, under the theme "Introducing alternative financing options for Small and Medium Size Enterprises".

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