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  • The Hub explores key partnerships in Uganda

    Published on September 04, 2015

    The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub met with various organizations while in Uganda for the first East Africa Manufacturing Summit. Key among them was a meeting with Mr. John Musajjakawa, the Senior Investment Executive, Uganda Investment Authority (UIA). The Hub has a Memorandum of Understanding with UIA to boost investment in the country.

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    The Hub at the first East Africa Manufacturing Summit in Kampala, Uganda

    Published on September 04, 2015

    The first East Africa Manufacturing Summit was held this week in Kampala, Uganda. Themed 'Unleashing the Manufacturing Potential of East Africa', the summit brought together key stakeholders from the manufacturing sector across the East African Community and the broader Eastern Africa region to discuss the opportunities available for the sector and how to unlock the capacity of the sector to boost the region's economy.

    The Hub's Uganda country representative and investment team were present at the conference to explore potential ways to support investment to manufacturers that are looking to expand into the region particularly in the agricultural sector. The Hub also met with financial institutions that are interested in increasing lending to the manufacturing sector.

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    Podcast: Listen to our mini-doc on apparel sourcing opportunities in Madagascar and Mauritius

    Published on September 01, 2015

    To help U.S. buyers discover or rediscover the islands of Mauritius and Madagascar, and the many competitive companies based there, the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub recently traveled to the two islands to capture the opportunities available on video. Both Madagascar and Mauritius are export-ready and AGOA-eligible.

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    Hub's trade advisor comments on AGOA renewal

    Published on August 31, 2015

    The Hub's trade advisor J.C. Mazingue recently commented on the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in an article on Apparel magazine's webstie:

    A key operator called the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (EATIH), a trade promotion agency based in Nairobi, Kenya, and funded by the U.S. government, has applauded AGOA's extension.  J.C. Mazingue, trade advisor for Africa and a contractor for USAID, said that AGOA would give African exporters duty-free access to 8,000 products, including almost all textile and apparel products.

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