• TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)

    TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is a not-for-profit organization funded by a range of development agencies to promote regional trade and economic integration in East Africa by working closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, and private sector and civil society organizations.

    TMEA seeks to support East African integration by unlocking economic potential through:

    • A reduction in transport and related costs along the key corridors in East Africa;
    • Supporting EAC institutions to develop a comprehensive framework for regional integration;
    • Supporting partner states to substantially increase the implementation of a comprehensive framework for regional integration; and
    • Engaging private sector and civil society to positively influence regional integration policies and practices for growth in trade.

    TMEA is focused on ensuring gains from trade result in tangible gains for East Africans, in line with the EAC’s Development Strategy. Increased trade contributes to increased economic growth and subsequently reduced poverty. Our focus is not just on big business, rather ensuring that trade results in as many pro-­poor gains as possible, especially for women.

    Together with FEAFFA, TMEA is supporting the East Africa Customs and Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate (EACFFPC) Training program, the FEAFFA web portal and establishment of an E learning platform for the EACFFPC program.

    With this support, FEAFFA has achieved the following Milestones:

    • 2,968 Clearing agents by December 2012 including Certificate of Competence
    • Curriculum and training materials revised
    • 22 trainers trained by December 2012
    • Formalized implementation partnership between Revenue authorities, National Associations and EAC

    TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali.