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Mr. Ajit Kumar, Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs of India signing the Joint Action Plan.

EAC inks Joint Action Plan with India in readiness for Mutal Recognition Agreement to facilitate faster clearance times for Accredited Traders

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 13th August, 2021: Traders from the East African Community (EAC) stand to benefit from faster clearance of their goods and lower costs of running their business following the signing of a Joint Action Plan between the EAC and the Government of India.

The Joint Action Plan will pave the way for a full Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) between the two parties.

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All set for 48th East African Revenue Authorities Commissioners General Assembly

East African Community, Arusha, Tanzania: November 9th, 2020: The 48th East African Revenue Authorities Commissioners General’s (EARACGs) meeting to discuss experiences and address challenges facing tax administrations in the region will be held virtually on 11th November, 2020.

The meeting themed Rethink, Restart and Reinvent: Our Road to Recovery”, will concentrate on lessons learnt by the EAC Partner States during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the innovative approaches that will shore up revenue in the region.

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a) Introduction

1. The conference was held to commemorate 20 years of the East African Community and 15 years of the East African Customs Union. The overarching goal of the conference was to have an open, honest and critical self-examination as a region, with regard to what has been achieved, what has worked and what needs to be done to move the regional integration forward as well as improving the EAC trade policy and other instruments. The outputs of the conference are key to making EAC an attractive investment bloc, boost industrialization, infrastructure development as well as embracing emerging technologies for economic development. The future of the EAC can only be assured if there is continued support by all Partner States, both at policy formulation and implementation levels.

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EAC High Level Trade Integration Conference kicks off in Nairobi

East African Community Secretariat, 26th September, 2019: Nairobi:  The East African Community High Level Trade Integration Conference themed “Enhancing Trade Integration in the East African Community” kicked off Wednesday at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

Addressing the participants, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for EAC and Regional Development, Mr. Adan Mohamed, said the region had made tremendous progress in the realm of trade facilitation including the transformation of Customs processes, the introduction of technology in driving regional business, re-orienting border operations under the coordinated border management concept, and re-engineering immigration procedures.

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The Executive Director of the East African Business Council, Hon Peter Mathuki (left), at the media briefing. With him are Kenya's EAC Principal Secretary Dr. Margret Mwakima and Mr. Kenneth Bagamuhunda, the Director General, Customs and Trade at the EAC Secretariat.

All set for High Level Trade Integration Conference in Nairobi

East African Community Secretariat, 24th September, 2019: Nairobi: All is set for the High Level Trade Integration Conference that is due to take place from 25th to 27th September, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

Secretary in the Ministry of EAC and Regional Development, Dr. Margret Mwakima disclosed that the conference it was anticipated that the Conference would be attended by more than 300 key players from the East African region, International and Regional Economic Communities, exhibitors, stakeholders and Government officials.

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