Issue 06: Emerging Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the EAC region

Challenge: Currently, EAC Partner States have come up with various Special Economic Zones (SEZs) as areas of investment for export purposes unlike Free Ports, other SEZs are not covered in the EAC Customs Union Protocol.

Members Affected: Manufacturing

Status Update: The EABC Consultative Meeting that was held on 30th -31st Oct. 2019 to Harmonize Policy Proposals on Customs and Domestic Taxes Proposed; Provisions to direct the operations of emerging Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the regional laws.