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Kenya National Trade Policy

Published on July 19, 2017

kc3.JPGThe Kenya National Trade Policy is a publication by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives State Department for Trade. It seeks to unleash Kenya’s potential for targeting domestic, regional and global markets. The multilateral, regional integration and bilateral trade arrangements that currently define the space that Kenya’s international trade enjoys present an immense opportunity for pursuit of this policy objective.

The Trade Policy articulates provisions that promote efficiency in the growth of domestic trade through transformational measures that address the constraints impeding against the development of the wholesale, retail and informal sectors. Strengthening the current supply chain is a priority for sustainable development of these trade sectors.

 

Towards the Comprehensive Review of the EAC CET

Published on June 28, 2017

policy_brief2.JPGTowards the Comprehensive Review of the EAC CET  is a policy brief published by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

The publication contains key recommendations that will lead to successful establishment of a Common Externat Tarriff (CET) on goods imported into the partner states from foreign countries in the East Africa Community (EAC).

Policy Brief on Enhancing Kenya's Services Sector

Published on June 28, 2017

policy_brief1.JPGPolicy Brief on Enhancing Kenya's Services Sector is a publication by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

The publication contains key recommendations on policies that require amendment in order to improve the services sector, which has and continues to play a crucial role in Kenya's economic development.

AGOA 101 Uganda – An Entrepreneur's Guide on How to Export Duty-Free from Uganda to the U.S

Published on April 19, 2017


Agoa-Uganda-101-cover.jpgAGOA 101 Uganda
 is an export guide published by the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub). The guide seeks to ease the challenges faced by Ugandan entrepreneurs by highlighting the step-by-step process businesses should take to export from Uganda to the U.S duty-free under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

It covers the export process for Hub-focused sectors under AGOA including: Fashion Accessories and Home Décor, Textile and Apparel, Footwear, and Specialty Foods and products.

The guide will assist Ugandan businesses to take advantage of AGOA, thereby increasing export levels, and give U.S buyers a wider range of products from the region.

EAC Common Market Protocol Update- Tanzania

Published on April 13, 2017

cmp_TZ.JPGThe East African Community (EAC) Common Market Update is a publication by the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub and the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation. 

The report highlights key areas of policy reform that Tanzania is exploring towards easier movement of goods, services and capital in the East African region. These reforms will spur inter-regional trade, which will in-turn lead to regional integration of the five EAC Partner States.

This publication is a useful resource in tracking Tanzania's progress in implementing the EAC Common Market Protocol.

A Collective Action Agenda for Women’s Economic Empowerment- March 2017 Report

Published on April 06, 2017

CSIS_Report.JPGA Collective Action Agenda for Women’s Economic Empowerment- March 2017 Report is a publication of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). It highlights the factors to be considered in building ecosystems to empower women entrepreneurs and women in factories.

The report identifies that through collective action—an approach that relies on sharing data and best practices among practitioners—corporations can learn from one another and build an ecosystem that enables and empowers women.

This publication is a useful resource in working towards creating an environment that supports women-owned businesses and women entrepreneurs. 

Global Financial Development Report 2015/2016

Published on March 08, 2017

Capture.PNGGlobal Financial Development Report 2015/2016 is a publication of the World Bank. It focuses on long-term finance, equity or debt financing with maturity exceeding one year, and establishes its importance for economic development.

The report provides a unique contribution to financial sector policy debates, building on novel data, surveys, research, and wide-ranging country experience, with emphasis on emerging markets and developing economies.

Its findings and policy recommendations are relevant for policy makers, and members of the finance and development in general.

Global Economic Prospects 2017

Published on February 02, 2017

Global Economic Prospects 2017Global_Economic_Prospects.PNG is a publication of the World Bank Group. It examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on emerging market and developing countries, on a semiannual basis (in January and June).

The January edition includes in-depth analyses of topical policy challenges faced by these economies, while the June edition contains shorter analytical pieces.

 

East Africa Regional Development Cooperation Strategy 2016 – 2021

Published on January 20, 2017

EARDC_Strategy.PNGRegional Development and Cooperation Strategy (RDCS) is a publication of USAID/Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA).It highlights how USAID/KEA employs lessons from the past while setting a new standard of cooperation.

It also supports African leadership and aspirations by aligning with key African and global development agendas such as the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the global “Agenda 2030, and the strategies of each of the partner regional institutions.

The RDCS is grounded by a long-term vision of an integrated, prosperous and resilient East Africa.

World Trade Statistical Review 2016

Published on January 05, 2017

Capture2.PNGWorld Trade Statistical Review 2016 is a publication of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Its aim is to show the latest trends in world trade, and to improve understanding of global trade patterns.

The publication combines detailed statistics with an analytical review of trade data to enhance understanding of the latest developments in global trade.

It allows for quick highlights and analysis of latest trends which is of obvious benefit to policy makers, trade analysts and all those involved in world trade.