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East African Community


Why East Africa needs new funding sources
Seatini said East African countries should find alternative ways to finance development projects rather than depend on public-private partnerships and bilateral investment treaties, which have cost the region dearly.
UK, East and Southern Africa sign trade deal
The UK-Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Trade Continuity Agreement is meant to replicate the Economic Partnership Agreement that the East African Community is yet to sign with the European Union.
Tanzania allowed 4 months to resolve EPA impasse
The discussion on the EPA took place during the East Africa Community summit, with Tanzania insisting that it must be allowed more time to send experts to EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, to present its grievances.
East African nations approve individual trade pacts with EU if joint deal not reached
East African countries can individually sign separate trade agreements with the European Union if a joint deal is not reached within the next four months.
EPA: Test of unity as Kenya breaks away
Kenya is asking that EAC partner states adopt the variable geometry, a move that would be viewed as counter to regional integration.
Nations agree to spur trade in East Africa
Members of the East African Community to implement trade facilitation reforms including reducing “non-tariff barriers”.
South Africa deposits the instrument of ratification of the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)
The deposit of the instrument means that South Africa has formally and legally committed to the TFTA.
COMESA welcomes SA’s ratification of the Tripartite FTA
South Africa has ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement, becoming the fourth country to do so after Egypt, Uganda and Kenya. 10 more ratifications are now needed for the Agreement to enter into force.
Slow progress on Tripartite Free Trade Area hurting trade
The slow pace at which member states of the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (TFTA) are committing to the bloc, has derailed the enforcement of the treaty and trade in one of Africa’s largest economic zones.
Kenya rejects China-EAC trade pact
Kenya will not sign a free trade agreement that China has been negotiating with the East African Community (EAC) partner States since 2016.
S/African gov’t approves African tripartite FTA pact, industrial action plan
The TFTA seeks to establish an enlarged market involving 27 member countries from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and Southern African Development Community.
Free trade and its pitfalls: Lessons for Africa
Despite having several trade and investment agreements from 1975, the inability for Africa to build substantial productive capacity has in effect rendered the continent a net importer, unable to meet even its own food requirements.
Setback for Kenya as regional heads dig in on EPA deal
East African leaders call for further negotiations on EPA with their European counterparts.
"Trade agreements do not build us" an interview with Justus Lavi
Under EPAs, small-scale farmers are disadvantaged.
Botswana signs tripartite free trade area agreement
Botswana signed a tripartite free trade area agreement which marked a milestone in the trade agenda of the African Union.
Standoff between Burundi, EU delays signing of EPA
A standoff between Burundi and the European Union over political sanctions is set to further delay the signing and ratification of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the East African Community.
Burundi Government urges EU to remove sanctions
First-vice speaker of Burundi Senate said Burundi will not have the courage to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement in the context of economic sanctions imposed against it.
East Africa: Fate of trade deal expected in Nov
A decision on whether all the East African Community partner states will sign the European Union-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will be known in November during the Heads of State Summit.
EU-EAC Economic partnership negotiation underway in Brussels
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who is also the current chairman of the East African Community (EAC) arrives in Brussels, Belgium with a delegation from the EAC member states to discuss the issue of the Economic Partnership Agreements.
Kenya in last-ditch effort to persuade Tanzania to sign EPA
Kenya will take its case to the European Union in Brussels in a last-ditch effort to garner support for the Economic Partnership Agreement deal.