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EAC Sectoral Council Meeting on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment gets underway in Arusha

East African Community Secretariat; Arusha, Tanzania; 30 May 2017:

A meeting of the East African Community Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) is currently underway at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The five-day meeting which will run from 29th May – 2nd June, 2017 is being attended by trade, industry, finance and investment experts from the EAC Partner States.

The SCTIFI meeting kicked off on with the Session of Senior Officials which will run up to 31st May, 2017. This will be followed by the Coordination Committee which consists of the Permanent/Principal Secretaries on 1st June, 2017 and the Ministers Session one day later.

Among the items on the agenda of the SCTIFI are the consideration of the: Report of the Committee on Customs; Report of the Sectoral Committee on Trade; Report of the East African Standards Committee; Progress Report on Industry and SME sectors, and; Progress Report on Investment.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr Owora Richard Othieno
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 784 835021
Email: OOthieno [at]


About the East African Community Secretariat:

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of five Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.


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