Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) inks an agreement with Ethiopia’s logistics association to boost professionals’ capacity on the emerging free trade zone concept.
During the agreement signing ceremony that was held on Tuesday October 4 at the head quarters of the Ethiopian Freight Forwarders and Shipping Agents Association (EFFSAA), the two sides agreed to facilitate a capacity building training for private and public office logistics experts to get further know how about the operation of free trade zone.
Despite the scheme not being new to the global scene, Ethiopia recently inaugurated the first ever free trade zone at Dire Dawa, 500 km east of Addis Ababa, on the aim to amplify the benefit from the system.
Elizabeth Getahun, President of EFFSAA, said that the role of the logistics professionals is crucial for any business, “Since the free trade zone concept is new for the country, a capacity building program is vital.”
Abenet Bekele, acting Country Director at TMEA, cited that his organization has different collaborative initiatives with EFFSAA whilst showcasing the solidified collaboration of the duo.