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Keeping Step with Innovations in Specialty Coffee

Specialty coffee is a coffee or coffee experience recognized for its distinctive attributes, and because of these attributes, has significant extra value in the marketplace. Specialty coffee is used to describe the highest grade of coffee available, and typically relates to the entire supply chain,...

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EU-EAC MARKUP Releases Videos on Achievements and Results

As MARKUP’s project period is nearing its end, the Programme Coordination Unit commissioned the production of two longer and five short videos showcasing what SMEs, leaders of the EAC Secretariat, trade and investment support institutions as well as policy makers from the Partner States involved have...

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Quality Champions Programme Successfully Concluded

In December 2021, EAC-EU MARKUP through ITC concluded the Quality Champions (QCs) training. More than 80 experts across the EAC have graduated from this training and are now certified Quality Champions. This marks a successful end to an exciting journey that began in 2019. The experts are now fully...

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Celebrating Results of the Access to Finance Support

Through ITC, EAC-EU MARKUP has facilitated small and medium-sized enterprises in the five Partner States to access loans and grants amounting to about 9.4 million USD. Out of these, 3 million USD was acquired by enterprises in Burundi, 1.9 million in Kenya, 1.6 million USD by enterprises in Rwanda,...

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Financing Gateway for MSMEs goes live in Kenya

Conceptualised through collaboration between ITC and Farwell Innovations, Nairobi, the MSME Financing Gateway was developed through MARKUP in response to overwhelming demand from thousands of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and financial services providers following a survey...

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Upcoming Regional Steering Committee

The 6th Regional Steering Committee of the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) is scheduled for 3 - 4 March 2022. The RSC is a platform for policy makers and the private sector from the Partner States to interact with Implementing Partners and the EU Delegation to jointly review progress...

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21st MSME Fair Trade Mwanza

21st EAC MSME Trade Fair Mwanza (Tanzania) Jua Kali/ Nguvu Kazi Exhibition Promoting quality and innovation to enhance EAC MSME competitiveness and post-COVID-19 recovery. EAC-EU MARKUP and its partners participated in the 21st EAC MSMEs Trade Fair and Exhibition from 2nd to 12th December...

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Quality Champions Going Strong in the EAC

Under MARKUP, the International TradeCentre (ITC) has trained over 90 Quality Champions (QC) in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania since 2019. The training has increased the pool of professional quality experts committed to training and coaching SMEs to address quality related challenges, and has...

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Export Guides for SMEs in the EAC Region

Are you an export-ready company looking for information on export procedures in the EAC region?EAC MARKUP, through the International Trade Centre, has produced Export Procedures Guides on coffee and avocados for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania,  to help small and medium enterpries better...

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For more information, please contact us at:

MARKUP Programme Coordination Unit c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
P.O. Box 13854
Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC)
Ngorongoro Wing, 6th Floor
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Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania

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