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East African Community


EAC eyes trade-in-services under AfCFTA Agreement
The East African Community (EAC) is developing a strategy to boost trade-in-services, which will position the bloc better in the negotiations of service liberalisation at the continental level.
Civil society position on the East African Community (EAC)-European Union (EU) economic partnership agreement (EPA)
We the members of the East African Trade Network (EATN) call upon the Government of Tanzania and the East African Community (EAC) not to waver and be stampeded into signing the EPA.
EAC working with EU technical groups on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
The EAC Partner States are currently engaging in internal consultations with a view to ensuring that they are involved in the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).
EU and Kenya advance talks on interim Economic Partnership Agreement with sustainability provisions
The EU and Kenya agreed to advance negotiations on an interim Economic Partnership Agreement. The iEPA will be complemented by binding commitments on environmental protection, climate and labour rights.
EU will have to wait for East Africa regional bloc trade pact
Signing the long-awaited economic partnership agreement with the East African Community (EAC) regional bloc remains off the agenda, according to the Tanzanian Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade.
Relief as Tanzania agrees to approve EU trade deal
The East African Community could finally sign the new Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union this month as a bloc after Tanzania changed its initial stance.
The AfCFTA Investment Protocol: preparations for the negotiations and expectations
The preparations for the negotiations of the Investment Protocol under the AfCFTA agreement (The Agreement) are already underway though still in the early stages.
Tanzania leads East Africa in drawing American investments
Total foreign direct investments from the US to Tanzania was $1.5 billion in 2019. Tanzania is followed by Kenya - which received $353 million in the same year.
Inside the French push for stronger trade with Kenya
France-Kenya ties have intensified during the tenures of presidents Kenyatta and Macron. Franck Riester, France Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, is leading a delegation to Kenya for a two-day visit.
Xiplomacy: Xi-proposed "eight major initiatives" facilitate China-Africa trade
At the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in September 2018, Chinese President proposed that China would launch eight major initiatives in close collaboration with African countries.
EAC Secretary General urges AfCFTA Secretariat to adapt a private sector-led and people-centered approach to boost intra-African trade
The East African Community Secretary General urged the AfCFTA Secretariat to adapt an integration approach that is people-centred, market-driven and private sector-led, to ensure African citizens benefit from the continental agreement.
Kenya appeals to Uganda to sign EU trade pact
Kenya has again appealed to Uganda for a joint strategy on accessing the European market through the stalled EU/EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Bye-bye regional implementation, hello variable geometry
The EU-Kenya agreement to implement the Economic Partnership Agreement originally planned with the entire East African Community unties the Gordian knot between its supporters and opponents among African countries in the short term, but has long-term consequences beyond the divergence of tariffs towards the EU.
Bloc gives Kenya nod to enter into EU trade pact
Kenya has the green light to pursue the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe after the regional business bloc recalled its previous position that restricted East African Community member states from endorsing the deal.
Kenya-UK economic partnership agreement betrays the East African Community
While the Kenya-UK EPA consistently makes reference to the EAC and even purports that its is signed on behalf of Kenya and the EAC, it fails terribly when examined against the above requirements of mutual cooperation.
East Africa: Kenya moves to implement trade deal with EU as neighbours lag
A communique released after the meeting with EU chiefs indicated Kenya will be allowed to move forward with implementing the agreement, even after EAC member states hold reservations.
Kenya’s President arrives in Brussels for trade talks
President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday afternoon received by King Philippe at the Royal Palace in Brussels at the start of his two-day official visit to the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union.
Tanzanian to ratify free trade area agreement
The government of Tanzania will ratify the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) between June and October this year.
Regional Economic Communities and the AfCFTA investment protocol
The legal regimes of the eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) recognised by the AfCFTA Agreement as building blocks of the African Continental Free Trade Area will not disappear when the AfCFTA is implemented.
SADC urges Member States to sign and ratify AfCFTA and TFTA
The Council of Ministers of the Southern African Development Community has urged Member States that have not yet signed and ratified the AfCFTA and the TFTA to do so to allow for the implementation of the agreements.