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    Lower trade across borders has been a key impediment to the growth of the manufacturing sector in East Africa. Reports indicate that Kenya has the largest manufacturing industry in the region at 11% followed by Tanzania, Burundi and Uganda at 10.1%, 9.8% and 8.6% respectively. In Kenya, agro processing has the biggest share in the manufacturing sector at 39.7%.

    East Africa offers a large young and cheap labor force. The Ethiopian government is building new industrial mega-zones that have successfully attracted some foreign investors who are moving manufacturing from China.

    Ethiopia is feverishly working on becoming the world's newest hub for manufacturing and has good chances.Ethiopia currently has one of Africa's fastest growing economies.

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  • About Kenya:

    The Kenyan highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa. Glaciers are found on Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak. The unique physiographic in Kenya supports abundant and varied wildlife of great scientific and economic value.

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  • About Nairobi:

    Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya. The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase EnkareNyirobi, which translates to "the place of cool waters". However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun".

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  • SMART EXPOS & FAIRS (INDIA) PVT. LTD. (SEFIPL) has outstanding expertise and experience in organizing B2B expos and marketing initiatives in India for the last 13 years. Smart Expos started its journey with an expo related to the Packaging Industry and extended its wings to cover other subjects - Plastics, Rubber, Manufacturing, Electronics, Electricals & Power, Logistics, Material Handling, Warehousing & Storage, Solar & LED, Food Ingredients & Processing, Auto Components and Engineering & Machine Tool Industries and Coatings & Paints, a Chemistry & Technology Expo..

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  • NATIONAL SMALL INDUSTRIES CORPORATION LIMITED (NSIC) is an ISO 9001-2008 certified Government of India Enterprise under Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

    To manage operations in African countries, NSIC operates from its office in Johannesburg, South Africa...

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  • PLASTICS EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL (PLEXCONCIL) sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce, Government of India, represents the exporting community in the Indian Plastics industry. The export promotion strategies evolved since 1955, the year when PLEXCONCIL was born,.. to reach 10 billion US Dollars by 2015-2018...

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