Introduction to the Risks and Rewards of Doing Business in East AfricaThe East African Community (EAC) comprises five growing economies: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Since 2010/2011 governments in East Africa have changed their economy's regulatory environment to make it easier for new businesses to start up and operate.
The EAC governments recognise the role that investment plays in fostering economic growth and as such, new opportunities are emerging for Australian companies looking to expand their reach into East Africa, particularly in Infrastructure Investment.
This webinar will cover the basic tax and legal issues that should be considered when expanding your business into East Africa, with a particular focus on the three largest markets:
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Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.