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Tanzania Investment Policy Assessment 2018 Presentation

Published on May 24, 2018

Tanzania_policy_assesment.JPGThe Tanzania Investment Policy Assessment 2018 was launched by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The Assessment will help public and private sector stakeholders press for policy reforms to stimulate, protect and retain foreign investment in the country. The Assessment details how Tanzania's legal environment facilitates, or in some cases impedes, investment opportunities. It also provides potential roadmaps for reform by highlighting international best practices in foreign investment regulation.

SPS Capacity Building Manuals for EAC Partner States

Published on May 24, 2018

SPS_Manual_intro.JPGSanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Capacity Building Manuals for East Africa Community (EAC) Partner States are publications by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. Recognizing the importance of SPS measures in regional and international trade, EAC partner states developed and signed the EAC SPS Protocol which provides a legal basis for resolving the SPS-related constraints to intraregional trade. To identify the SPS capacity needs, priority activities were formulated through stakeholder engagements at both national and regional levels. Among these activities were separate trainings for plant health, animal health, and food and feed safety.

The highlight of the trainings was the review of SPS official controls which include the legal, regulatory and institutional arrangements for the assessment and management of risks and for inspection and other procedures to determine compliance with the measures. As a result, the USAID Hub developed six manuals that explain what official controls are, the organization that competently applies, supervises or verifies these controls, the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, international standards and East African Community (EAC) instruments for such controls. The manuals are as below:

  1. Risk assessment training manuals
  2. Laboratory training manual in Business Planning
  3. Manual for training on the development of national residue monitoring and control plans
  4. Animal health official controls training manual
  5. Food and feed safety official controls training manual
  6. Plant health official controls training manual

The USAID Agriculture Business Enabling Environment (AgBEE) Snapshot Tool

Published on May 16, 2018

AgBEE_Snapshot.JPGThe USAID Agriculture Business Enabling Environment (AgBEE) Snapshot is an analytical tool by the Enabling Environment for Food Security project. It identifies critical gaps in existing research and offers quick, low-cost data collection and analysis at the country level, including five crucial steps in the lifecycle of successful agribusiness operations. They are: accessing inputs, accessing finance, operating a business, linking to markets and competing fairly. 

The Kenya Economic Update April 2018

Published on May 02, 2018

Kenya_Economic_Update_2018.JPGThe Kenya Economic Update is a publication by the World Bank. It indicates that Kenya’s GDP growth is projected to recover to 5.5 percent in 2018, and steadily rise to 6.1 percent by 2020. Agricultural output is expected to rebound (thanks to better rains).

It emphasizes that boosting agricultural productivity and food security will require re-allocating more resources to agriculture and improving the efficiency of current spending in the sector. Specifically, more resources could be re-allocated to support high-return public goods such as extension services and irrigation to small hold farmers.

The Northern Corridor Transport Observatory Report

Published on April 18, 2018

Northern_Corridor.JPGThe Northern Corridor Transport Observatory Report was prepared by the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority Secretariat in collaboration with stakeholders and with support from Trademark East Africa. The report identifies key issues affecting trade and transport along the Northern Corridor and puts forward key strategies for improving performance.

Burundi Investment Policy Assessment 2018 Presentation

Published on April 05, 2018

DZcjjQeWsAAU6-h.jpgThe Burundi Investment Policy Assessment 2018 was launched by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub. The Assessment will help public and private sector stakeholders press for policy reforms to stimulate, protect and retain foreign investment in the country. The Assessment details how Burundi's legal environment facilitates, or in some cases impedes, investment opportunities. It also provides potential roadmaps for reform by highlighting international best practices in foreign investment regulation.

EAC Common Market Protocol Update 2018- Tanzania

Published on March 26, 2018

CMP_Update_March_15.JPGThe East African Community (EAC) Common Market Update is a publication by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub and the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation. 

The report highlights nine trade-facilitating reforms that were achieved, enabling 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.

USAID Hub Grains Standards Revision Brief

Published on March 12, 2018

Grains_Standards.JPGUSAID Hub Grains Standards Revision Brief outlines how the USAID Hub partnered with the Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) to support the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in reviewing and harmonizing nine of 22 East African standards for staple foods, (i.e. cereals/grains, pulses and their products). The Hub and EAGC also helped the EAC Secretariat to develop sampling and test methods for the consistent applications of those standards.

Tanzania Country Factsheet

Published on March 06, 2018

Tanzania_factsheet.JPGThe Tanzania Country Factsheet highlights how the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) partners with Tanzanian and U.S. businesses to attract investment that transforms the Tanzanian private sector into vibrant global trading partners. It also illustrates how the USAID Hub is promoting a more predictable, transparent and enabling business environment in Tanzania and across East Africa by supporting adherence to intra-regional and international trade agreements and conformity to international standards. 

Kenya Country Factsheet

Published on March 01, 2018

Kenya_Factsheet.JPGThe Kenya Country Factsheet highlights how the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) partners with Kenyan and U.S. businesses to attract investment that transforms the Kenyan private sector into vibrant global trading partners. It also illustrates how the USAID Hub is promoting a more predictable, transparent and enabling business environment in Kenya and across East Africa by supporting adherence to intra-regional and international trade agreements and conformity to international standards.