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20th EAC Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) Trade Fair set for Kigali, Rwanda

…His Excellency Paul Kagame expected to grace the opening

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 3rd  December, 2019: The 20th Edition of the annual East African Community Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSES) Trade Fair, formerly known as JuaKali Nguvu Kazi Exhibition is set for 13th to 22nd December, 2019 at Gikondo Expo Grounds in Kigali, Rwanda.

The 20th Edition Trade Fair themed; EAC@20: Building EAC through Micro and Small Enterprises jointly organized on a rotational basis by the EAC Secretariat, the East African Confederation of Informal Sector Organisation (EACISO) in collaboration with EAC Partner States,  brings together artisans from the six (6) EAC Partner States comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

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Kenya’s EAC Affairs Principal Secretary, Dr. Margret Mwakima (centre), and her Burundian counterpart Amb. Jean Rigi (second left) toast to the launch of the EU-EAC MARKUP website. Also in the photo are (from left) the EAC Director General Customs and Trade, Mr. Kenneth Bagamuhunda, GIZ Programme Manager, Dr. Kirsten Focken and Mr. Jocelin Cornet, the Team Leader-Regional Cooperation at the EU Delegation in Tanzania.

EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) website launched

EAC Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 1st October, 2019: The web site of the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme was officially launched at a festive event during the EAC High Level Trade Integration Conference held from 25th to 27th September, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development, Kenya, Dr. Margret Mwakima, and Amb Jean Rigi, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of EAC Affairs, Burundi jointly launched the EAC MARKUP website.

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EAC declares Fridays as "Afrika Mashariki Fashion Day"

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 19th September, 2019:  The East African Community has declared Fridays as ‘Afrika Mashariki Fashion Day’ during which East Africans will wear attires manufactured in the region.

The 36th Extra-Ordinary Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) further declared the 1st Week of September an ‘Afrika Mashariki Fashion Week’ to be held annually as a Trade Fair and Exhibition of EAC designed textiles and garments.

The SCTIFI urged EAC Partner States that produce cotton to set up national cotton lint buffer stock mechanisms to ensure all year-round availability of locally produced cotton lint to spinning mills.

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Preparations in high gear for High Level Conference on Trade Integration in the East African Community

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th September, 2019: Preparations are in high gear for a High Level Conference on Trade Integration in the East African Community scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th September, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

The high level conference themed, “Enhancing Trade Integration in East African Community has been organized by the EAC in collaboration with East African Business Council, TradeMark  East Africa, the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the host country Kenya.

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Competition and Communication Experts validate the Draft EAC Competition Authority Outreach and Advocacy Strategy

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 27th June 2019: A three-day Competition and Communication Experts Meeting to validate the draft East African Competition Authority (EACA) Outreach and Advocacy Strategy (2019/20 – 2024/25) concluded today in Nairobi, Kenya.

The 26th to 28th June meeting was attended by Competition and Communication Experts from all the Partner States and staff from the EAC Secretariat. The Republic of Rwanda is the current chair of the EAC hence according to the EAC Rules of Procedures, Mr. Louis Uwimana, from Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, chaired the meeting while, Mr. Feisal Ibrahim, from the Competition Authority of Kenya was the Rapporteur.

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