Rules of Origin

In efforts to build capacity of the public and Private Sectors to harness the opportunities provided by preferential trade regime within EAC and other trade regimes, EABC organized a regional training on Revised EAC Rules of Origin under the support of the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat. The first training was held on 22nd -25th September 2014 at the New Arusha Hotel, in Arusha, Tanzania while the second was on 19th - 23rd May 2014 at the Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, in Gisenyi, Rwanda.

The training increased knowledge of the EABC members and public officials on the Rules of Origin, their role in international trade and application. It enhanced knowledge on the Revised EAC Rules of Origin and improved understanding on the proposed Tripartite Free Trade Area Rules of Origin, the EAC-EU EPA Rules of Origin and creating a pool of experts on the rules of origin in the EAC region.