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  • Kentrade Unveils Applications Performance Measurement tool to track the effectiveness of the National Electronic Single Window System
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) helped build the application
  • Implementation of the National Electronic Single Window System has improved Kenya’s World Bank rating in the ease of doing business report, particularly in cross-border trade

The Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) has introduced an Applications Performance Measurement tool that will assist in tracking and assessing the effectiveness of the National Electronic Single Window System, popularly known as the Trade Facilitation Platform.

The Trade Facilitation Platform will minimise the time and expense required for goods to be cleared at Kenyan borders while still maintaining the necessary checks and the collection of levies, fees, and charges.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) helped build the application performance monitoring tool, allowing KenTrade to decrease platform downtime and maintain service delivery continuity.
This will also improve end-user experiences, system …

Kenya mainly imports frozen tilapia, frozen mackerels, sardines, prawns and salmon, while the country exports frozen Nile perch, tuna, octopus, whole tilapia and lobsters notably to the European  Union.

On the other hand, avocado has been a significant contributor to the earnings in the horticulture sector. Last  Year, Kenya topped Africa’s avocado exports and was among the world’s top 10 producers. Avocado farmers earned Sh14.48 billion between January to November 2021.

KenTrade is in partnership with GIZ in this simplification exercise.…

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) has just concluded a fact-finding visit to the troubled Busia Kenya-Uganda trade entry point, one of the EAC border points experiencing delays.

The three-day visit was aimed at basically assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the border and trade Facilitation measures put in place.

Over the past few months, since the global pandemic sunk its teeth into the East African Community economy, there has been a series of disruptions to trade. This has been specifically been caused by the delayed being experienced at the border points due to the requirement that truck drivers undertake a COVID-19 test before being allowed into a member state.

KenTrade Board of Directors met with representatives of the Busia border trade community and also the Busia Border Management Committee during this visit. They also visited both the One-Stop Border Post Kenyan side and Ugandan side …