TMA and IOM enter agreement to enable faster movement of migrants at EA border posts

Nairobi, 6th July 2017: TradeMark Africa and the International Organization for Migration have entered into a partnership agreement that will facilitate faster clearance of migrants at border posts. The two organizations will soon implement a border project in the Great Lakes region with roll out to other areas expected in future.

The partnership will provide integrated solutions for the safe and orderly movement of people and goods across international borders.  Under the partnership the organizations, in conjunction with government agencies, will provide integrated border management processes that will cover customs and standards, and also human mobility.

As a trade facilitation organisation, TMA has enabled interventions across the 6 East African countries that contribute to boosting trade in goods and services.  It has facilitated construction of 13 One Stop Border Posts and adoption of one stop controls that bring border officials from neighbouring countries under one roof, enabling those crossing the border to stop only once in the country of destination. IOM works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need.


TradeMark Africa (TMA) is an aid-for-trade organisation that was established with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through increased trade. TradeMark Africa (TMA) operates on a not-for-profit basis and is funded by the development agencies of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, UK, and USA. TradeMark Africa (TMA) works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organisations.