The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has met with a 16-member delegation from Alibaba, seeking to bolster trade between Rwanda and China. The RDB said in a statement that the visit by Alibaba is a follow up to the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) agreement that was signed by President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group’s Executive Chairman, Jack Ma, in October last year.
The delegation has been in the country for the past week, meeting different government and private sector officials. There was talk of supporting Rwandan entrepreneurs to export more agro-products to China. Products like beef, crayfish, avocados, chili pepper, french beans, tree tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables.
This will be achieved by streamlining the intergovernmental policies and regulations, being part of the agricultural supply chain process, providing the necessary infrastructure to boost agro-processing, lowering the cost of air-freight transport and providing more trainings to Rwandan entrepreneurs to enable them trade more product volumes on the platform.