In 2009 to 2010,the EABC with support from TradeCom successfully undertook the project “Improving EAC Private Sector Awareness on the EPA and Involvement in Trade Policy” Key results include:

EABC developed several Handbooks on EPA, which contained both briefing papers and position papers on:

  •  The state of EPA negotiations
  • Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures
  • Customs and Trade Facilitation under Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
  • Market Access issues and Rules of Origin under the EPA
  • Agriculture under the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
  • Trade in Services under the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) Negotiations
  • Economic and development cooperation under the EPA
  • Trade Related Issues under the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)
  • Sensitization workshops on EPA, key issues, offensive and defensive positions for EAC
  • Trained EABC members on trade negotiations