Seatini | 27 February 2022
Civil society position on the East African Community (EAC)-European Union (EU) economic partnership agreement (EPA)
CSOs call upon Tanzania not to Sign or Ratify the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) given the inherent dangers therein
There are increasing conflicting allegations about Tanzania discussing the signing of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU), which the government of Tanzania, through the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade has refuted in a press release dated 15th February 20221.
We the members of the East African Trade Network (EATN), a consortium of CSOs working on trade, investment, fiscal and related issues in the East African Community (EAC), call upon the Government of Tanzania and the East African Community (EAC) not to waver and be stampeded into signing the EPA, given the fact that although the economic and political landscape has changed since 2016, the negative impact of the EPA on the EAC remain contentious.
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