Safe Trade Emergency Facility

Safe Trade

TV Studio 5
Stand Interview
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
12:50 to 13:00

As Covid-19 infection cases continue to increase, East Africa, home to 177 million people with a combined GDP of $194 billion, is vulnerable to further damage from the pandemic. The virus has forced countries in the region to take severe measures, including partial and complete lockdowns, to limit its impact. A significant consequence of these governmental measures has been a sharp reduction in trade as well as an increase in the time and cost of trading across borders.
Regional governments have therefore welcomed this $23 million Emergency Facility (Safe Trade) package, being implemented by TMEA, and supported by Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. 

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Organised by


Thematic Moderator, Green and Circular Economy
Chief Executive Officer
TradeMark East Africa
Martijn BOELEN
EU Representative, Kenya
European External Action Service