Entry Date Feb 13 2017 // News, Policy Briefs, Reports

The EAC Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) held its ordinary meeting from 30th Jan to 3rd Feb. 2017 at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. In the course of the meeting the issues pertain to trade, customs, industry and investment which form the bedrock of EAC integration were thoroughly discussed and agreed upon.

In brief form some of the policy related issues which were deliberated during the meeting include:
• Implementation of the Single Customs Territory (SCT)
• Rules Of Origin with regard to Edible Oils of Chapter 15 of the Revised EAC Rules of Origin
• Denial of Community Tariff Treatment to Edible Oil Made From Sim Sim, Sunflower, Soya Beans and Maize
• Denial of Duty Free Market Access of Wheat Flour from Tanzania to Kenya
• Progress Report on the Comprehensive Review of the EAC CET and EAC Rules of Origin
• Consideration of the Draft Regulations on Motor Vehicle Assemblers
• Solar Spare Parts and Accessories
• Trade in Services
• Report of the EAC Experts on the EAC-EU EPA
• Progress Report on Modalities for Promotion of Textiles and Leather Industries in the EAC Region
• Study on the Modalities for the Promotion of Automotive Industry in the Region
• Progress Report on the Implementation of the EAC Regional Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan of Action (EACRPMPOA)

Attached herein is EABC Trade and Policy Brief as at 10th February 2017 with more information. For this edition we encourage members to:-

• Take note of the progress in the various sectors as discussed at the Sectoral Council on Trade Industry Finance and Investment (SCTIFI)
• Provide information to Secretariat on the specific areas which you would like to input into the process or have concerns.


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