Wednesday, November 30, 2016

EAC Non Tariff Barriers

This is a useful statement by the H.E President Uhuru to EALA on removal of non tariff barriers (NTBs) in the EAC urging increased collaboration between EALA and the private sector.

EALA recently passed binding legislation on NTBs in the EAC, legislation which will need to be assented to by EAC Heads of State. Termed the East African Community Elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers Bill, 2015 ", it gives legal effect to Article 13 on the establishment of the East African Customs Union. The law uses the WTO categories of non tariff barriers as set out in its schedule. The Act shall take precedence over any other laws Partner States may enact affecting NTBs. The legislation can be found here.

Current Acts of the EAC Legislative Assembly can be found here.

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