The EPA issue has once again re-emerged when Tanzania informed EAC Members and the EU that it would not be able to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between EU and the six EAC Member States.
Kenya finds itself isolated after its peers in East Africa develop cold feet on a trade deal with the European Union.
The maths just never added up. The costs for the country and the EAC region would have been higher than the benefits.
By the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Eastern African Cooperation, United Republic of Tanzania
Signing this pact at the moment would expose young EAC countries to harsh economic conditions in post-Brexit Europe
Uganda is prepared to delay the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) after Tanzania, one of the East Africa Community (EAC) partner states, raised the red flag.
It is imperative for East African Community (EAC) to listen carefully to the issues Tanzania is related to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) the bloc concluded with the European Union.
Tanzania has said it will not sign an economic partnership agreement between East Africa Community and European Union following Brexit, causing anguish and shock at the EAC headquarters in Arusha.
Mistrust has emerged among the East African Community partner states over Tanzania’s commitment to the Economic Partnership Agreement that would give the region’s goods duty-free access to European markets.
Plans by African leaders to launch an ambitious Free Trade Area comprising of 26 countries and backed by over 600 million people next month are in the right direction for the private sector.
A senior Kenyan Government officer who wished not to be named confirmed that Tanzania has been dragging its feet in embracing the new EU trade deal. “This might prompt Kenya to sign the agreement alone," he said.
Retired President Benjamin William Mkapa has argued Inter Action Council European members to press on their governments to ensure that the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) they are negotiating with African countries do not threaten the development aspirations of Africa.
The signing of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) must be based on Africa’s integration priorities and not dictated by Europe’s interests, a continental forum heard in Dar es Salaam on Friday.
Tanzania Ecumenical Dialogue Group (TEDG) has presented to the government a statement calling for Tanzania not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with Europe until contentious issues in its framework are sorted out.
Former President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania has recently warned East African states to be wary of EPA as it was another Europe form of colonising the continent.
South Korea will develop 100,000 ha of farmland in Tanzania and make inroads into European markets, thanks to the EU-Korean FTA, a state-run rural development corporation said Thursday.
Members of the business community here have been urged to exploit opportunities offered by the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to bolster their enterprises and invigorate the country’s economy.
British water giant Biwater cannot use an investment treaty to make Tanzania pay millions for an abrogated water privatization contract, an international tribunal ruled in July.
The planned common market of the East African Community (EAC) that is expected to become operational in 2010 will not affect Tanzania’s land policy, it has been said. Opening a parliamentary seminar that discussed the EAC common market debate here yesterday, the Minister for East African Cooperation Dr Diodorus Kamala insisted that foreigners would not be given mandate to buy or own land in Tanzania.
A British water company thrown out of Tanzania over a bungled privatisation deal has failed in its bid to win up to £10m in damages.