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African experts plan new route for trade in East Africa

Published on June 09, 2015

Trade associations and senior officials from East Africa are considering introducing an international trade system to enable freer transportation of goods between neighboring countries, officials said on Friday.

Commonwealth Secretariat said the officials from the region are due to meet in Tanzania next week to address national and regional issues relating to implementing the Transports Internationaux Routiers (TIR) system in East Africa.

"This meeting will provide a crucial platform to work towards embedding a standardized system in local and regional infrastructure," Commonwealth Secretariat's Deputy Secretary- General Deodat Maharaj said in a statement sent to Xinhua in Nairobi. Read more. Source | Global Post