Cross-border traders’ future bleak
Date posted: 17 October 2011
Cross-border trade, Customs management, Gender, Informal sector
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Government promises to widen tax base
Date posted: 17 October 2011
Informal sector, Tanzania, Taxation
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Small traders' regional business body launched
Date posted: 17 October 2011
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Cross-border trade, Informal sector, Private sector
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Chinese traders big `threat` to EA
Date posted: 17 October 2011
BRICS, East African Community (EAC), Employment, Informal sector, Private sector
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Most Chinese firms in Uganda deal in wholesale and retail trade - survey
Date posted: 17 October 2011
BRICS, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Informal sector, Private sector, Uganda
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Six COMESA countries agree to improve the Simplified Trade Regime
Date posted: 17 October 2011
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Informal sector, Intra-regional trade, Trade facilitation
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Tanzania set to sell food to neighbours
Date posted: 17 October 2011
Agricultural trade, Informal sector, Tanzania
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Govt sets up trade hubs to help women
Date posted: 17 October 2011
Cross-border trade, Gender, Informal sector, Trade facilitation, Uganda
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Informal cross border trade in southern Africa: May report
Date posted: 26 June 2011
Agricultural trade, Cross-border trade, Informal sector
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Bleak future for small-scale traders
Date posted: 12 June 2011
Gender, Informal sector, Private sector, Tanzania
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Uganda: Government seeking to create more border markets
Date posted: 1 June 2011
Cross-border trade, Informal sector, Intra-regional trade, Uganda
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Botswana government facilitates women’s cross border informal trade
Date posted: 26 May 2011
Botswana, Cross-border trade, Employment, Gender, Informal sector, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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SMEs way to go in creating employment for youth
Date posted: 23 May 2011
Employment, Informal sector, Kenya, Private sector
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Traders say common market yet to benefit them
Date posted: 22 May 2011
Cross-border trade, Customs management, East African Community (EAC), Informal sector, Non-tariff barriers
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Microfinance beyond the reach of the poor
Date posted: 19 May 2011
Informal sector, Poverty, Services, Zambia
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Early Closure of TMSA Programme: The Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has decided to terminate its financial contribution to TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA), as announced on 4 December 2013. As DFID is the sole financier of the TMSA programme of support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, TMSA will officially be closed from 17 March 2014 instead of 31 October 2014. For more information about the TMSA closure, and for a summary of some of the more notable successes of the Tripartite achieved with TMSA support, please click here