East Africa’s intra-regional trade is falling by the day as trade disputes and non-tariff barriers persist, giving way to the creation of new trade alliances by frustrated partner states. Official data shows that the volume of trade among the East African Community partner states is not high enough, to prevent trading partners such as China and India makin major inroads into the region.
According to the EAC Secretariat, the overall intra-regional trade has been meagre, accounting for a paltry 0.2 per cent of global trade in 2017, compared with 0.3 per cent in 2016. Read more. Source | The East African