EAC urged to conclude negotiations with UK over trade agreement

East African Community (EAC)
East African Community (EAC)

The East African business watchdog on Friday urged member states of the East African Community (EAC) to conclude collective trade agreement with the United Kingdom.

The East African Business Council (EABC) said in a statement that the conclusion of the trade agreement with the UK will avoid trade uncertainty and disruption between the EAC and the UK.

The statement said the EABC made the appeal during talks between the EACB chief executive officer, John Bosco Kalisa, and the UK Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Tanzania, John Walney.

Kalisa called for more EAC-UK public-private dialogue and forums to promote trade and investment between the EAC regional bloc and the UK.

For his part, Walney commended the EABC for playing a vital role in breaking barriers and costs to trade, igniting economic recovery and creating prosperity in the EAC.

Walney also commended the EABC for establishing the Women in Business Platform and addressing trade concerns for women engaged in cross-border trade in the EAC bloc. Endite

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