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Rwanda calls for removal of trade barriers

Published on February 03, 2016

The Rwandan business community has identified trade barriers that it wants East African governments to remove in order for the country’s goods and services to be more competitive in the region.

Currently RwandAir — the country’s national carrier — is restricted from picking up passengers in Kenya and Tanzania even though, in principle, the EAC airspace has been liberalised.

“There is no free competition in the airline business in the East African Community; it’s the East African people who suffer,” said John Mirenge, the chief executive of RwandAir, at a breakfast meeting for the private sector and the Ministry of East African Affairs in Kigali. Read more. Source | East AFrican