RWANDA - Rwanda’stea export earnings increased to $29.7 million in first week of June, up from $28.7 million at the end of May, a new report from the National Agriculture export Board (NAEB) has indicated.
KENYA - Hundreds of containers loaded with tea for export are stuck at the Mombasa port after the Kenya Revenue Authority introduced strict scanning procedures to check export of contraband and illegal goods.
TANZANIA - The value of goods exports in Zanzibar declined by 36.8 percent to USD49.4m from the amount recorded in the year ending March 2014, the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has said in its April Monthly economic review.
SOUTH AFRICA - New conditions attached to the US’s African Growth and Opportunities Act (Agoa) and changes in US trade policy would reduce the value of the measure for SA while raising its costs, Trade and Industry Rob Davies said on Thursday.
UGANDA - The two ministries of Trade and Agriculture have resolved to impose a self-ban on export of fresh fruits and vegetables to the European Union markets to control the spread of harmful organisms found in the produce exported.
ZAMBIA - Portugal has said it plans to import grain from Zambia to meet the growing demand for grain production in that country.
RWANDA - East African Exchange (EAX), Kigali-based commodities exchange, will start trading in coffee and beans in coming weeks, Alfa Kadri, the EAX chief executive, has said.
KENYA - India's leading commercial vehicles manufacturer, Tata Motors has launched six new Prima models in the local market in partnership with Tata Africa holding Kenya Ltd.
ZIMBABWE -Zimbabwe tobacco farmers have so far earned $315 million from the sale of 112 million kilogrammes (kg) of the golden leaf since the beginning of this year’s selling season in March.
ETHIOPIA - The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) transferred the 17th membership seat for 1.6 million Br on an auction held on May 7, 2015.
RWANDA - More farmers under maize growing cooperatives are set to benefit from the warehouse receipt financing scheme, thanks to the East African Exchange (EAX).
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