TradeMark Africa announces multi-million-dollar plan to advance greener, more inclusive, and digital trade in Africa

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2023-2030

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Fair Competition Commission and TradeMark Africa ink TZS1.56billion agreement to modernise Tanzanian market competition regulation and combat counterfeiting in Tanzania Mainland

FCC and TMA sign £600,000 agreement to modernise market regulation in Tanzania

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TMA at WTO Aid for Trade Global Review

TMA at the WTO Aid for Trade Global Review 26 to 28 June

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EHPEA and TradeMark Africa ink Partnership for Digital Innovation in Ethiopian Horticulture

EHPEA and TRADEMARK AFRICA ink Partnership for Digital Innovation in Ethiopian Horticulture

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TradeMark Africa and Foundation for Civil Society Launch a TZS 2.3Billion Project to Promote Sustainable and Inclusive Trade in Tanzania

TMA and Tanzania's Civil Society Ink $900,000 Partnership for Inclusive and Sustainable Trade

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OUR PILLARS FOR
GROWING PROSPERITY

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Tonnes Cargo throughput at Mombasa Port
Throuput at Mombasa Port

Improved efficiency at the Port of Mombasa has contributed to increased volumes of trade. Cargo throughput registered a steady annual compounded growth of 5.7% from 27 million MT in 2016, to 34 million MT in 2020. Container traffic compound growth of 5.6%, from 1,091,371 TEUs in 2016 to 1,359,579 TEUs in 2020. Source Northern Corridor Annual Report, 2021.

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Cargo Clearance at Mombasa Port
Transport Costs

In 2010, it took 11.2 days for cargo to clear at Mombasa Port. TradeMark Africa has contributed over US$88 million to support improvement of infrastructure, systems and processes at the port, thus contributing to a reduction of clearance time. Resultantly, Kenya Ports Authority reports that cargo clearance time reduced to 3.5 days in 2022 (Source-Kenya Ports Authority Statistics).

Clearance Time

A 2019 FCDO commissioned independent impact evaluation of TradeMark Africa interventions established that our work had contributed to annual cost savings of US$110 million, resulting in increased exports by US$549 million, and imports by US$145 million. Time savings led to an additional US$102 million in exports.

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Average reduction in time to cross select OSBPs
OSBPS

Time to cross select One Stop Border Posts reduced by an average of 70%, leading to annual savings of US$62.8 million. TradeMark Africa has overseen construction, completion and operationalisation of 15 OSBPs to date. Supporting 10 additional ones as of 2022.

Swifts

TradeMark Africa has facilitated over 60 Digital portals (Single Window Information for Trade Systems) in trade agencies across Eastern Africa region. These have reduced the time to process trade documents from an average of 86 hours in 2012 to 10 hours in 2016 and cost per transaction from $58 to $8 in the same period.

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Women cross-border traders reached
Women in Trade

The women in trade programme has reached over 200,000 women cross border traders, set up information centres across 14 border crossing points across Eastern Africa, built capacity of 3500 women led SME’s to link them to markets.

Throuput at Mombasa Port
0 Mio
Tonnes Cargo throughput at Mombasa Port

Improved efficiency at the Port of Mombasa has contributed to increased volumes of trade. Cargo throughput registered a steady annual compounded growth of 5.7% from 27 million MT in 2016, to 34 million MT in 2020. Container traffic compound growth of 5.6%, from 1,091,371 TEUs in 2016 to 1,359,579 TEUs in 2020. Source Northern Corridor Annual Report, 2021.

Transport Costs
0 Days
Cargo Clearance at Mombasa Port

In 2010, it took 11.2 days for cargo to clear at Mombasa Port. TradeMark Africa has contributed over US$88 million to support improvement of infrastructure, systems and processes at the port, thus contributing to a reduction of clearance time. Resultantly, Kenya Ports Authority reports that cargo clearance time reduced to 3.5 days in 2022 (Source-Kenya Ports Authority Statistics).

Clearance Time
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in increased exports

A 2019 FCDO commissioned independent impact evaluation of TradeMark Africa interventions established that our work had contributed to annual cost savings of US$110 million, resulting in increased exports by US$549 million, and imports by US$145 million. Time savings led to an additional US$102 million in exports.

OSBPS
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Average reduction in time to cross select OSBPs

Time to cross select One Stop Border Posts reduced by an average of 70%, leading to annual savings of US$62.8 million. TradeMark Africa has overseen construction, completion and operationalisation of 15 OSBPs to date. Supporting 10 additional ones as of 2022.

Swifts
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Digital portals (Single Window Information for Trade Systems)

TradeMark Africa has facilitated over 60 Digital portals (Single Window Information for Trade Systems) in trade agencies across Eastern Africa region. These have reduced the time to process trade documents from an average of 86 hours in 2012 to 10 hours in 2016 and cost per transaction from $58 to $8 in the same period.

Women in Trade
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Women cross-border traders reached

The women in trade programme has reached over 200,000 women cross border traders, set up information centres across 14 border crossing points across Eastern Africa, built capacity of 3500 women led SME’s to link them to markets.

Annual Report 2022/2023

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Barometer To Tack EAC Trade Launched
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Building green trade corridors

A video of our work in supporting implementation Of green port policy with #TeamEurope. Making strides toward greener trade in Kenya.

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