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MINICOM Concludes Series of Capacity Building Workshops for Cross Border Traders

Through Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project (GLTFP), Ministry of Trade and Industry has been conducting a series of Capacity Building Workshop for Cross Border Traders of Rusizi and Rubavu Districts on a wide ranging Cross Border Trade matters....

The Meeting of Experts on Border Infrastructure Concludes with more pledges of Cross Border Collaboration



The meeting of experts on border infrastructure under the Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project  which brought together DRC, Rwanda, Uganda and development partners (WB and TMEA) was held at Rubavu, Rwanda, from 09th to 11th December, 2019. The...

Expanding the Cross Border Trade Network remains a Top Priority by Government of Rwanda

Kigali, September 25, 2019- The Government of Rwanda has managed to leverage significant support from development partners to support Cross Border Trade (CBT) prosperity in the country and in the region. Partners active in support include, the World...

Kamembe Airport Upgrades nearing completion

Kigali, August 23rd, 2019- The Government of Rwanda through Rwanda Airports Company (RAC), with funding from the World Bank has been carrying out key infrastructure upgrades at Kamembe International Airport for the last three years. This forms a key...

Incidence of harassment of small scale traders at borders dramatically falls to its lowest according to the latest survey

Kigali- January 14, 2019: The Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project periodically conducts bi-monthly survey at key border entries where the project interventions are directed. This is regularly done to measure project’s progress, identify and remove...

Rwandan producers urged on quality production as Made-in-Rwanda Exhibition opens

KIGALI, November 28, 2018-- The Rwandan trade minister on Wednesday urged Rwandan producers to ensure quality of products to sustain the Made-in-Rwanda campaign, as this year's Made-in-Rwanda Exhibition kicked off.

 

The 4th edition of the...

Small-Scale Cross-Border Trade Gains Momentum

Kigali, November 26, 2018- Informal cross-border trade (ICBT) – which can also be referred to as small-scale cross-border trade – is pervasive in Africa, and while estimates vary, they all indicate that it constitutes a significant part of total...

Cross Border Trade Key to the Success of Made in Rwanda Policy

Kigali,  November 22, 2018- In an effort to understand how trade partnership between the World Bank Group and Government of Rwanda is progressing,  the World Bank Country Manager, Yasser El Gammal  made a courtesy visit to Minister of Trade and...

Rwanda’s Inland Port To Open In January

Dubai Portland World which has its first ever modern Inland Port in Rwanda, will be officially launched in January next year, according to the port’s Chief Executive Officer.

 “We are operating with live cargo to test the system for go live. But...

Minister Munyeshyaka opens a conference on Industrial Policy for the next Decade

Today, on 17th, The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), the International Growth Centre (IGC) and World Bank (WB) jointly organized a conference on Industrial Policy in Kigali on September 17th and 18th, 2018, to discuss how Rwanda can bring...