The Hub's accomplishments in Uganda to Date:  

  • To date the Hub has supported 116 firms and associations to increase their export competitiveness
  • 17 firms have been supported to participate in various trade shows resulting in 54 business linkages
  • Hub facilitated AGOA exports as at June 30 2017 stood at $346,171
  • Exports to other market destinations as a result of Hub support are $20,200
  • Due to the expanding export opportunities, 378 new full time equivalent (FTE) jobs have been created, 96% of which are for women
  • Facilitated $5,798,280 new private sector investments
  • Supported 1 firm to attain international export certification standards

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Call to fully enable Common Market protocol

Published on February 17, 2015
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USAID invests $480,000 in coffee campaign in Uganda

Published on February 16, 2015
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Uganda extends e-cargo tracking system to Kenya

Published on February 13, 2015
Uganda plans to extend its Electronic Cargo Tracking System(ECTS) into Kenyan as part of strategy to curb theft and diversion of goods destined for its market through the port of Mombasa. Read more. Source|Business Daily
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Kenya leads as EA, attracts $111m equity funds

Published on February 13, 2015
Kenya came in ahead of its East African peers in attracting private equity firms with 12 of 26 deals recorded in the region between December 2013 and February last year. Read more. Source|The East African
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Kakira set to produce ethanol in 2016

Published on January 20, 2015
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The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Markets of East Africa

Published on September 09, 2013
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Markets of East Africa. The East Africa Trade Hub was tasked to conduct research on the fresh fruits and vegetables sector and to advise USAID East Africa on possible interventions that could be supported under their Feed the Future program that aims to improve food security and nutrition.
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Strengthening the Region’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Systems: Accelerating Regional Trade Brief

Published on September 05, 2013
Strengthening the Region’s Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Systems: Accelerating Regional Trade Brief . The International Plant Protection Convention mandates that trading partners share information regarding pest status, or Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards .  The East Africa Trade Hub worked with the Center of Phytosanitary Excellence and the East African Phytosanitary Information Committee to charter a process for developing regional pest lists. This initiative was aimed at streamlining and shortening the SPS inspection process at East Africa Community borders and expedite the movement of staples around the region. 
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Joint Border Committees

Published on August 13, 2013
The EA Trade Hub has focused on domestic border post integration through Joint Border Committees (JBCs), working groups comprised of government agencies and private sector players responsible for clearing goods at one side of the border. These national-level stakeholders work together to solve issues that impede efficient border operations. JBC Brief The EA Trade Hub launched its Joint Border Committee (JBC) initiative in 2009 at the Malaba border in Kenya. This case study answers the how and why JBCs were created and their impact. The Malaba JBC has successfully reduced trade time and cost by promoting cooperation and transparency among border agencies. JBC Malaba Case Study
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