The East African Community (EAC) partner states are being urged to expedite harmonisation of standards for the prioritised 20 most traded goods such as edible fats and oils so as to boost regional trade.
Compliance with standards and market requirements are prerequisites for successful market access and for improving the competitiveness of exporters in the region.
Lilian Awinja, the chief executive of the East African Business Council (EABC), says that although partner states have done a great job on harmonising several standards, many more standards are yet to be harmonised. Read more. Source | New Times