Report on EABC Regional Anti-Illicit Trade Conference 2016
As part of the implementation of the East African Business Council (EABC) 2016 work plan, EABC conducted a Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) titled the Regional Anti- Illicit Trade Conference whose objective was to provide an opportunity to discuss major forms of Illicit trade in East Africa.
These included the counterfeiting, substandard goods, smuggling, Infringement on Intellectual Properties Rights (IPR) among other areas.
Being a public-private dialogue, there was clear participation of the Revenue Authorities, Bureaus of standards, ministries responsible for trade, the Judiciary, the Police, the various agencies responsible for fighting Illicit trade among others.
There was a lot of discussion around surveillance and enforcement, the policy and legal frameworks as well as dealing with the entry points for these goods.
Some of the key issues, which were discussed, and meeting came up with agreed recommendations.
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