Teknoloji Haberleri internet Haberleri Web Güvenliği Teknoloji Yazılım Bilim Teqnoloji
East Africa: Why Cautionary Approach to EPA's Deal Is Important

Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

November 2018
M T W T F S S
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Twitter

Follow the CTA Brussels Daily

 

twitter logo

 

facebook logo cta

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

East Africa: Why Cautionary Approach to EPA's Deal Is Important

Tanzania has refused to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that is set to guide trade between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union and this has not gone down well with some regional members for some obvious reasons. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Aziz Mlima said his country would not sign the EAC-EU EPA citing 'turmoil' in the EU occasioned by the impending exit of the United Kingdom. "Our experts have analysed the pact and established that it will not be to our local industry's benefit. Signing this pact at the moment would expose young EAC countries to harsh economic conditions in post-Brexit Europe," Dr Mlima said. The decision to snub signing of the trade deal as expected was not interpreted well by some member states with unnamed Kenyan government official quoted by Standard Digital saying Tanzania has been proving difficult and slow in firming up the new deal.

Source: