Entry Date Feb 28 2015 // News, Events, Opportunities, Training

EABC Rules of Origin Trainings

Rules of Origin need to be simple and user-friendly in order for traders to be able to take advantage of benefits given by regional integration and other trade arrangements. Clear understanding of the basis of the Rules of Origin, applications are an important factor in strengthening regional trade and integration. In short, without the knowledge of practical application of the Rules of Origin, regional trade is at risk of being hampered.

In addition, the different trade regimes, EAC, SADC and COMESA Rules of Origin are complicated and conflicting to one another. Consequently, a large part of East African traders have not been able to tape the opportunities provided by these trade regimes, which are not only clear to majority of the private sector but also their understanding and application is complicated and technical.

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