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Businesses in East Africa push for uniform standards to boost trade

Published on June 12, 2017

With intra-EAC trade on the decline, businesses are pushing for the harmonisation of standards for more products which would facilitate market access and improve the competitiveness of exporters in the region.

The East Africa Business Council says that harmonising the standards of most commonly traded goods in the region will increase trade volumes because goods will cross borders without being subjected to multiple testing.

While 94 standards have been harmonised, many products are still subjected to different quality standards. Read more. Source | East African