Kenya, Dar increase barriers to trade, against the Common Market Protocol
Sunday August 27 2017
Oil tankers delivering fuel to Uganda from Kenya queue at the Busia border. PHOTO FILE | NATION
In the past year, member countries have either passed new laws, amended regulations or are in the process of doing both, which will have a negative impact on some of the provisions of the EAC Common Market Protocol.
At a meeting in Dar es Salaam earlier this month, Kenyan and Tanzania businessmen under the Tanzania Private Sector Federation (TPSF) and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) deliberated on trade relations between the two countries, highlighting some of the barriers that are against the spirit of integration.
Kenya’s principal secretary for trade Chris Kiptoo said that they are creating regional laws that elimination non-tariff barriers.
Uganda’s permanent secretary in the Ministry of EAC Affairs, Edith Mwanje, said that they plan to place the region under one banner to foster integration.