Launch of ‘Digitizing Global Trade’ Project in Rwanda

November 2021

The project partners have validated the ‘Digitizing Global Trade’ (DGT) project in Rwanda.

Over a two-year timeframe, the project aims to strengthen trade efficiency by using digital solutions on:

  • Pre-Arrival Processing (PAP) for postal and express shipments.
  • Pre-Departure Processing (PDP) and export facilitation for postal and express shipments.

During the validation workshop on 27 October 2021, the project was presented to participants from public and private sector institutions, namely Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), Rwanda Revenue Authority, Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda Information Society Authority, Rwanda Freight Forwarders Association, National Post Office, Magasins Generaux du Rwanda, Rwanda Private Sector Federation and Deutsche Post DHL Group. After a productive discussion, the project was validated.

The next step is to finalise the baseline assessment together with the project’s operational committee. The first meeting to discuss the working plan is scheduled for December 2021.

The DGT initiative is a strategic cooperation between the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) offering know-how and financial funding to promote prosperity through trade in developing countries. Together with the public and private sector, DPDHL and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will jointly implement the project in Rwanda within the framework of the develoPPP programme.

Next to Rwanda, the DGT initiative is being implemented with projects in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, Cambodia, and Montenegro.