The 20thEdition of the annual East African Community Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSES) Trade Fair, formerly known as JuaKali Nguvu Kazi Exhibition is set for 13th to 22nd December, 2019 at Gikondo Expo Grounds in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Kagame to open EAC medium and small enterprises Trade fair

The 20thEdition of the annual East African Community Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSES) Trade Fair, formerly known as JuaKali Nguvu Kazi Exhibition is set for 13th to 22nd December, 2019 at Gikondo Expo Grounds in Kigali, Rwanda.

The 20th Edition Trade Fair themed;[email protected]: Building EAC through Micro and Small Enterprises jointly organized on a rotational basis by the EAC Secretariat, the East African Confederation of Informal Sector Organisation (EACISO) in collaboration with EAC Partner States,  brings together artisans from the six (6) EAC Partner States comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

According to the Director-General Customs and Trade at the EAC Secretariat, Kenneth Bagamuhunda, the MSE’s trade fair is expected to attract up to 1,300 exhibitors from EAC Partner States’ Trade Facilitation Institutions and  EAC Organs and Institutions.

He disclosed that during the exhibitions, daily symposia will be conducted to build the capacity of the artisans on integration matters and other issues pertinent to the development of their businesses.

The key areas of capacity building that will be  covered by the symposium component include the following:

Cross Border Trade, the EAC Simplified Trade Regime and dealing with NTBs

Products value addition

Standards, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing (SQMT),

Benefits and opportunities of the EAC Integration Process to SMEs

EAC Rules of Origin MSMES and

MSE’s development and opportunities in the Republic of South Sudan

The 20th MSE’s EAC Exhibition is expected to be officially opened by His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.

BY SAMUEL NABWIISO