Promoting the Participation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in International Trade.

    This note seeks to obtain the views of relevant stakeholders in EAC countries, on the opportunities for SMEs better integration in regional and international trade. In addition, their views are sought on the specific challenges affecting SMEs at regional and multilateral trade level, as well as suggested means of redressing those challenges especially in the context of multilateral rules. The Small and Medium Enterprise Development Policy (2003) of the Government of Tanzania defines SMEs by considering the number of employees and the capital investment in assets, as

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