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Fate of Non-Tariff Barriers Bill lies in the hands of ministers

Published on March 03, 2015

The East African Community Council of Ministers has initiated the process of fast-tracking the Non-Tariff Barriers Bill into law. This is expected to compel partner states to eliminate the numerous NTBs that hinder smooth movement of goods and services within the economic bloc.

The EAC Elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers Bill, 2015 was passed by the East African Legislative Assembly in January to enable partner states to completely remove NTBs to allow free movement of goods, people and labour as a requirement by Common Market Protocol. Read more. Source | The East African