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 

May 2017 edition

  • Postharvest innovation inspired by smallholder farmers
  • Ethiopian trucks en route to diminish Kenyan food insecurity
  • Cross-border traders share challenges and hopes with U.S. Ambassador Godec at one-stop-border-post in Busia
  • U.S. and Uganda firms explore win-win trade and investment partnerships
  • Buy from the source, Ethiopian coffee
  • East African artisans hone skills for the export market
  • East African Standards Committee approves nine EAC staple foods standards
  • Kenyan tanneries embrace international best practices



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April 2017 edition

  • USAID Counselor Views Apparel Destined for the U.S. at Kenyan Textile Factory.
  • Rice Trade Improves Between Tanzania and Rwanda.
  • Kenya Estimates Large Increase in Coffee Exports to the U.S. Following Specialty Coffee Conference.
  • Looking to Export from Uganda to the U.S. through AGOA? Let Us Help You.
  • Do You Have Solutions to the World's Greatest Development Challenges? Check Out USAID's.
  • Development Innovation Ventures Program.
  • Small-Scale Women and Youth Traders Rejoice Over Newly Gained Trade Knowledge. 

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March 2017 edition

newsletter_March_2017.JPGIn this issue:
  • maizeA Trade Solution to the Food Security Challenge: Surplus Grains Worth $83 Million Now Available to Countries in Need
  • Uganda Cabinet Endorses Investment Code Bill of 2017 - Further removing constraints to market access for investment 
  • Hub Expands Investment Ties in Tanzania
  • Burundi Takes a Step Toward Ratification of the EAC SPS Protocol
  • Forty-Six Contestants Remain in Hub-Supported Postharvest Technology Competition 
  • Hub Signs Grant with AGMARK to Support Cross-Border Trade in Staple Foods

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February 2017 edition

newsletter_February_2017.JPGIn this issue:
  • Hub and American Apparel & Footwear Association Unite for American Competitiveness and East African Growth
  • East African Businesses Form Promising Business Linkages at MAGIC 
  • The Hub Closes Agribusiness Transaction
  • Rwanda's Private Sector Prepares for Bilateral Negotiations with Kenya to Remove Trade and Investment Barriers
  • All-Star Baristas Dazzle AFCA Participants and Inspire Industry Growth
  • Hub Supports Business and Investor Linkages at Africa Finance & Investment Forum
  • East African Home Decor and Fashion Accessories Meet with Potential Buyers at Ambiente
  • Hub Signs Grant with EAGC for Improved Grain Trade
  • Hub Prepares Tanzania Businesses for Export through AGOA
  • Uganda Holds Validation Workshop for Hub-Supported AGOA Strategy and Action Plan


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January 2017 edition

  • Hub and IREN Announce Competition to Tackle Post-Harvest Losses in East Africa
  • Are you ready for MAGIC?
  • Hub Transaction Team Closes $10 Million Deal
  • Call for Applications: Support for Export-Oriented Businesses in East Africa
  • Strengthening of Phytosanitary Inspection Operations in East Africa
  • Key Outcome from Tanzania Seed Workshop
  • EAC Common Market Implementation Update - Tanzania
  • Hub Supports Publication of Rules of Origin Booklet
  • Learn More AGOA and How the Hub Can Help You Access the U.S. Market



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December 2016 edition

December_2016_edition.jpgIn this issue:

  • Discover Kenya's Specialty Coffees
  • Alive and Kicking: Growing SMEs Through Access to Quality Resources
  • Rwanda and Uganda Assess Progress on EAC Common Market Protocol Implementation 
  • Kenyan SMEs Prepare for Success at MAGIC Trade Show
  • Looking for Investment? Watch These Videos for Tips from Angel Investors
  • Assisting Tanzania to Harmonize its Seed Standards for Improved Trade in Staples
  • Addressing Post-Harvest Losses in East Africa
  • The Hub and Open Capital Advisors to Collaborate in Support of Export-Oriented SMEs

November 2016 edition

  • Kenya Repeals Mandatory Local Shareholding Requirement, Improving the Ease of Investing in East Africa
  • Angel Fair Africa: Connecting Angel Investors to High-Potential Entrepreneurs in East Africa
  • Video: Accelerating Investments to East Africa
  • Enhancing the Export Readiness of Malagasy Specialty Foods Firms
  • Hub Holds AGOA Preparedness Workshop in Mbarara, Uganda
  • Madagascar Hosts Premiere Cotton, Textiles and Apparel Trade Show in Africa - Origin Africa 2016
  • Toward a Food Secure East African Commuinty: the 2016 - 2020 EAC Food Security Action Plan
  • Connecting U.S. Buyers to East Africa's Fine Coffees

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October 2016 edition

newsletter_october2.PNGIn this issue:

  • The East Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Hub Policy Team Appraises Kenyan Legislators on Common Market Implementation
  • The Hub Supports Malagasy Businesses Access Investment
  • Texworld is Coming to East Africa in 2017
  • What to Know How to Attract and Keep U.S. Buyers?
  • Hub Supports EAC Technical Meeting for Estimation of Grain Production
  • Save the Date: Angel Fair Africa 2016
  • Video: AGOA Opportunities




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