Kenya’s umbrella body of trade unions has criticised the Government for its persistent stand on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?
Kenya will have to lobby for its own duty-free market access to Europe to shield its exports to the European Union from taxes.
Kenya teamed up with Rwanda to sign a free trade pact with European Union in Brussels today in a move calculated to cajole other East African Community states to beat the September 30 deadline.
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.
Preserving and consolidating the East African Community market should be of priority to all the EAC partner states — not prematurely signing the EU’s free trade agreement.
Kenya finds itself isolated after its peers in East Africa develop cold feet on a trade deal with the European Union.
European lawmakers want Burundi excluded from becoming beneficiary of free trade agreement between the EU and the East African Community
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
Various officials from the EAC and its member countries have cited the UK vote to leave the EU and other current uncertainties within global markets as cause to delay signing the document and continue deliberations.
Members of the European Parliament are rooting for the extension the October deadline to sign the comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between East African Community (EAC) and the EU.
Signing this pact at the moment would expose young EAC countries to harsh economic conditions in post-Brexit Europe
African policy makers have for a long time taken keen interest in the promotion of intra-regional trade in order to bring about development in the continent.
In a sudden twist, comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) will not be signed as earlier planned.
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.
La Commission européenne est sur la voie d’un accord commercial avec cinq pays d’Afrique de l’Est et centrale, dont le Burundi. Ce texte ne réjouit pas tous les députés européens, notamment à cause de la situation des droits de l’homme au Burundi
East African countries have been asked to reject the impending trade deal with the European Union.