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

Export Management Training

Currently, the East African Community (EAC) is involved in various trade negotiations in order to boost the region’s share of the global
trade. These initiatives include the recently concluded Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union, the U.S.–EAC Trade
and Investment Partnership, and the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area. All, this is geared towards improving steadily
the EAC total trade with the rest of the world which experienced an upward trend by recording a growth of 8.3 percent to US$ 47,365.4 million in 2013 compared to US$ 43,740.5 million in 2012. Although, the share of total trade with the rest of the World to total EAC trade declined marginally to 89.7 percent in 2013 compared to 90.7 percent in 2012, recording a deficit of US$ 19,566.6 million compared to a deficit of US$ 17,410.8 million in 2012.In regard to intra-EAC trade, this continued to exhibit a positive trend by recording a growth of 6.1 percent to US$ 5,805.6 million in 2013 compared to US$ 5,470.7 million in 2012.

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