East Africa aiming to boost intra-regional trade

20 May 2021

The volume of intra-regional trade within the East African Community (EAC) can be raised from its current level of below 20% to more than 50% over the next five years, according to EAC secretary general Peter Mathuki.

Mathuki told a breakfast roundtable meeting organised by the East African Business Council in Kampala, Uganda, this could be facilitated by factors such as increased industrialisation, particularly in agro-processing.

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