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TitleNON-TARIFF BARRIERS IN EAC CUSTOMS UNION: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRADE BETWEEN UGANDA AND OTHER EAC COUNTRIES
AuthorLUKE OKUMU; OKUK NYANKORI
SubjectRegional Economic Integration and Development
Date of Publication2010
PublisherEconomic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Number of Pages54 pages
LanguageEnglish
Geographical CoverageAfrica, Uganda
KeywordsEast African Community, Customs, Trade
AbstractA key objective for the adoption of East African Community (EAC) Customs Union was to enhance economic gains through elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers (NTBs) within the member states. This study has established that several NTBs continue to exist, and some have persisted. The NTBs that have persisted for more than three years include a long list of customs documentation requirements, cumbersome formalities, and limited testing and certification arrangements. Other NTBs that still exist include: un-standardized weighbridges; several road blocks; lack of recognition of individual country’s standards; and the existence of several un-harmonised standards.
Copyright HolderEconomic Policy Research Centre (EPRC)
Copyright URLhttp://www.eprc.or.ug
Filesize2578862 MB
File FormatPDF
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