Workers load imported sugar on to a lorry at the port of Mombasa. Comesa, SADC and EAC have differed on the kind of preferential treatment sensitive goods and services from one bloc would be offered in another. PHOTO | FILE
The EAC, Comesa and SADC have disagreed on preferential treatment of sensitive goods.
Spanning the continent from Cape Town to Cairo, the grand FTA encompasses 26 Countries with a combined population of nearly 625 million people and a total gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $1.2 trillion.