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March 2018 edition

March_2018_edition.JPGIn this issue:

  • In pursuit of great coffee -- USAID Hub supports U.S. buyers mission to Rwanda
  • USAID Hub and Tanzania Private Sector Federation achieve nine trade-enabling reforms
  • Past winner of USAID-supported competition launches farm service center in Ethiopia
  • U.S buyers sample East African specialty foods at the Natural Products Expo West
  • New SME Export Training Manual for Home Decor and Fashion Accessories
  • USAID Hubs confirm sponsorship for Africa Investment Rising Roadshow Tour -- increasing U.S. trade and investment in Africa
  • Leather stakeholders celebrate gains and share best practices during Kenya Leather Industry Development close-out event

February 2018 edition

  • USAID Hub improves trade environment for companies looking to do business in East Africa
  • U.S. buyers initiate orders with East African home decor companies at massive German trade fair
  • USAID Hub continues to boost food security in East Africa through trade fora
  • USAID Hub supports Tanzania to draw investment
  • East African apparel and footwear companies project large sales because of USAID Hub trade show support
  • Why source East African apparel? Watch our video
  • Ethiopian footwear companies are attracting more and more U.S. buyers. Watch our video to see why

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January 2018 edition

January_Newsletter.JPGIn this issue

  • Transforming lives through vanilla cooperatives
  • Top nine USAID Hub policy reforms that are making trade and investment in East Africa easier
  • Kenya AGOA stakeholders set target of doubling 2016 value of AGOA exports to the United States by 2025
  • Hub/Gro Fin partnership closes $1.7 million
  • Join our webinar, TODAY (Jan. 31) -- Trade-Based Solutions for Food Security
  • Contemporary home decor with an African flair -- East African designers showcase spring collections at Ambiente
  • Find us at the MAGIC trade show, Feb 12 - 14, Las Vegas Convention Center

December 2017 edition

November 2017 edition

  • USAID boosts food security through private-sector-led solutions 
  • East African shoes take center stage at New York footwear show
  • U.S buyer expands East African product base with support from USAID
  • Farmers and pastoralists gain from USAID-supported investment closure
  • Partnering with lawyers for implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol
  • Enabling the Business of Agriculture -- Data Snapshots for Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya


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October 2017 edition

October_Newsletter.JPGIn this issue:

  • Promoting win-win trade and investment relationships at Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week
  • 117 trainees complete Hub-supported 8-week boot camp for careers in the apparel sector
  • Video: Transforming lives through vanilla farming cooperatives
  • Young innovator's thresher reduces harvest losses in East Africa
  • U.S buyers keen to source coffee from the East African region
  • Video: U.S. retailer features East African artisan-crafted pieces for sale
  • Giving a voice to East African cross-border traders


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September 2017 edition

  • East African farmers organize for increased productivity and integration
  • Deepening market integration for greater intra-African trade
  • Hub spurs innovation in agriculture through investment support
  • Kenyan flower exporters prepare to seize U.S market opportunities
  • The Hub supports increased investments in East Africa through GroFin grant

August 2017 edition

  • East African firms report strong linkages at August 2017 Sourcing at MAGIC
  • Overview of the Used Clothing Market in East Africa: Analysis of Determinants and Implications 
  • The Hub discusses deepening investment opportunities at this year's AGOA Forum
  • Heshima Kenya markets new "Angie" Shibori-made scarf following Angelina Jolie visit
  • Large U.S. retailer features Ugandan baskets for sale
  • Closing the gap on design skills for East African leather SMEs

July 2017 edition


In this issue
  • USAID grant signed to create 2,000 new jobs for youth in the apparel industry
  • Kenya to gain ultra-modern warehouse and logistics center with help from the Hub
  • Kenyan woman-owned home-decor company enters mainstream U.S. market
  • Burundi adopts draft law for ratification of EAC SPS Protocol
  • East African shoe manufacturers prepare to close deals at U.S. trade show
  • Closing the gap on design skills for East African leather SMEs
  • Look for us at upcoming U.S. trade shows: MAGIC, Coterie and FFNY. Showcasing the best apparel, home decor and footwear of East Africa

June 2017 edition


In this issue

  • Building East African capacity for specialty food exports to the U.S.

  • Lusaka grain trade forum connects eastern and southern Africa for the crucial movement of food commodities

  • The Hub supports increased coffee exports from the region
  • Hub and CABI partner to improve SPS risk analysis in the East African Community
  • Kenya takes steps toward implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol 
  • Looking at Africa with an investor mindset 
  • Kenyan and Ethiopian flower exporters seek to increase their U.S market presence