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EAC guidelines for joint trade negotiations with global partners in the offing

Published on July 09, 2015

The East African Community has drafted a negotiation framework to guide its trade negotiations with third parties, including the US, the European Union and China, which are some of its main trade partners.

The proposed policy is awaiting validation by the five member states.

“The draft has been circulated and is now undergoing national consultations before we can have a harmonised framework... hopefully by end of the year,” James Kiiru, an official in Kenya’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Trade economic and international trade directorate, said on Tuesday. Read more. Source | New Times