August 2018 edition


In this issue:

  • Women Cross-Border Traders Embrace Formal Trade for Reduced Costs and Greater Efficiency
  • Kenyan Government Launches USAID Hub-Supported National AGOA Strategy and Action Plan
  • East African Agribusinesses Find Funding
  • New Grant to Strengthen Cross-Border Staple Food Trade
  • Tanzania Aims to Increase AGOA Exports Through USAID Hub Grant

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July 2018 edition

July_Newsletter_2018.JPGIn this issue:

  • Kenya macadamia nut exports are on the rise. The U.S. is buying.
  • Forging new strategies for U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment at 17th Annual AGOA Forum
  • USAID Hub promotes U.S. technologies to strengthen East African supply chains
  • Rwanda and Tanzania women traders set to gain from new USAID supported grant
  • Young innovators gain from USAID-supported Business Development Program


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June 2018 edition

June_2018_Newsletter.JPGIn this issue:

  • Impact of non-implementation of revised EAC Rules of Origin 2015 - The Case of Motor Vehicle Assemblers in Kenya
  • Implementation of trade policy instruments on rice trade in the East African Community - the experience of Tanzania
  • New Hub-supported investment closure increases access to medical devices in Tanzania
  • Kenya AGOA 101
  • Hub AGOA resources - AGOA forum 2018
  • Hub represents East African footwear manufacturers at popular New York trade show


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May 2018 edition

May_2018_Newsletter.JPGIn this issue:

  • Livestock traders gain at USAID- and ILRI-supported forum
  • USAID Hub launches Tanzania investment policy assessment 2018 to stimulate, protect and retain foreign investment 
  • Women entrepreneurs win funding at USAID-supported Tanzania Gender Lens Investment Showcase
  • U.S. buyers can't get enough of East African coffee
  • Rwandan agribusiness secures capital for growth – farmers and consumers gain
  • Hub showcases high-quality, affordable apparel to U.S. buyers

April 2018 edition

April_Newsletter_2018.JPGIn this issue:

  • USAID Hubs forge new U.S.-Africa trade and investment partnerships on Africa Investment Rising Roadshow Tour
  • USAID Hub closes $34 million of investment
  • WTO announces top users of notification system -- East African countries excel
  • Why WTO notifications matter
  • USAID Hub supports Burundi to improve its investment environment
  • Female entrepreneurs gain increased access to capital with Hub support

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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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