TMA Annual Report 2022/2023

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2022-2023

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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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Upgrades Set for Nakonde Border Post to Boost Zambia-Tanzania Trade

Upgrades Set for Nakonde Border Post to Boost Zambia-Tanzania Trade

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USAID Launches Fleet Management System Worth $550,000 to Boost Ethiopia-Djibouti Trade

USAID Launches Fleet Management System Worth $550,000 to Boost Ethiopia-Djibouti Trade

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Kalundu Port Upgrades Mark Major Milestone in DRC’s Trade

Kalundu Port Upgrades Mark Major Milestone in DRC’s Trade

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Slow regional integration affects Africa's global trade share

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GROWING PROSPERITY

TradeMark Africa in numbers

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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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Digital portals (Single Window Information for Trade Systems)
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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
US$ 0 M
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
0 %
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.

Support to Kenya’s Ministry of Investments, Trade & Industry to Implement the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement Measure

Article 10.1 of the Trade Facilitation agreement (TFA) encourages World Trade Organization (WTO) members to hold periodic reviews to simplify both trade formalities and documents relating to import, export and trade in transit. These reviews are geared towards rapid clearance and release of goods and to reduce compliance costs and clearance time. The Article further requires the use of the least restrictive measures available and to eliminate those that are no longer required. Kenya notified this Article 10.1 under Category C Measures, meaning that the country needed sufficient time and resources to be able to fully implement it, and in its notification to the WTO, Kenya notified its definitive date of implementation as 30 June 2026.

Against this background, Trademark Africa (TMA) supported the State Department for Trade and Enterprise Development to implement the provisions of this Article earlier than the stipulated timeline. This project sought to specifically minimise the complex nature of import, export and transit formalities and also to reduce and simplify import, export and transit documentation requirements with a view to expediting clearance of goods in accordance with international best practices. This report outlines deliverables and the results of the project.

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