• ALLPI Hotsted the East Africa Community Delegates

    Africa Leather and Leather Products Institute (ALLPI) Hosts East African Community (EAC) Secretariat in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) during 22nd -25th January 2018.
    The purpose of the Mission was to share from the Ethiopia experience from the perspective of industrial policy implementation.
    ALLPI was officially requested to facilitate the experience sharing Mission to Ethiopia of the high-level EAC delegation.
    The participants are from 6 countries which represents ECA secretariat, UNIDO representative from Dar-es-Selam, Tanzania and from partner states.


  • East Africa: Forum Urges for Creation of Accessible Leather Market

    THE East African Community (EAC) Leather Forum has urged the bloc to create readily accessible market for leather products. The forum has called for EAC to fast track the implementation of Regional Leather Strategy.

    The forum was convened by the East African Business Council (EABC) and brought together over 40 industry champions in leather manufacturing from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

    The forum has recommended for the creation of a readily accessible regional market for leather products and a conducive business environment to promote regional value addition in the leather sector. According to World Bank Kenya Leather Industry - Diagnosis, Strategy and Action Plan, Leather and Leather products are among the most widely traded agro-based commodities in the world.

    The industry has a global estimated trade value of over US$ 150 billion a year, more than five times that of coffee.

    Source: https://allafrica.com/stories/201905260019.html

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