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Non-tariff barriers slow East African Community business

Published on May 19, 2015

Non-Tariff Barriers are still posing a serious challenge to regional trade and integration in East Africa, a regional chief has said.

Speaking at the recently concluded private sector chief executives forum in Dar es Salaam, EAC Secretary-General Richard Sezibera said they account for significant proportion of the high transportation costs in the East African Community.

“Transportation costs are estimated to be 60-70 per cent higher than in the US or Europe, and 30 per cent higher than in southern Africa,” said Mr Sezibera. Read more. Source | Daily Nation