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EAC countries develop 5,000 standards to ease regional trade

Published on May 07, 2015

The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat is set to introduce 5,000 new standards to ease the movement of goods and services. 
Some of the new standards include seeds standards on maize, soya beans, sunflower, sorghum and groundnuts. 
Such standards will help address challenges of fake seeds in the market when implemented by producers and government.
Other standards will be on sugar and sugar products such as chewing gum, liquid glucose used in industry, molasses, sugarcane and sweets.
These will help facilitate trade in the region.Experts say the new standards could be an answer to the puzzled private sector whose products have been traded for more than 10 years but have no national standards. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor