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EAC traders told to learn rule of game in cross-border trade

Published on December 08, 2016

Traders in the East African Community (EAC) should understand the rule of game in the regional cross-border trade, a trade technocrat has advised as millers in Kenya complain about zero rated wheat flour imports from Tanzania.

The East African Business Council (EABC) Trade Economist, Mr Adrian Njau, said in a telephone interview from Arusha yesterday that most traders were uninformed of their rights stated on the EAC treaties.

“Business people operating in the region should not overlook the procedures needed to penetrate the regional markets, but make effective use of the duty-free access to sell their products,” he said. Kenyan millers have questioned the application of the EAC tax regime by the authorities which allow wheat from Tanzania to enter Kenya market tax free. Read more. Source | Daily News