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Kenya’s EAC Affairs Principal Secretary, Dr. Margret Mwakima (centre), and her Burundian counterpart Amb. Jean Rigi (second left) toast to the launch of the EU-EAC MARKUP website. Also in the photo are (from left) the EAC Director General Customs and Trade, Mr. Kenneth Bagamuhunda, GIZ Programme Manager, Dr. Kirsten Focken and Mr. Jocelin Cornet, the Team Leader-Regional Cooperation at the EU Delegation in Tanzania.

EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) website launched

EAC Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 1st October, 2019: The web site of the EU-EAC Market Access Upgrade Programme was officially launched at a festive event during the EAC High Level Trade Integration Conference held from 25th to 27th September, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of East African Community and Regional Development, Kenya, Dr. Margret Mwakima, and Amb Jean Rigi, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of EAC Affairs, Burundi jointly launched the EAC MARKUP website.

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EAC declares Fridays as "Afrika Mashariki Fashion Day"

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 19th September, 2019:  The East African Community has declared Fridays as ‘Afrika Mashariki Fashion Day’ during which East Africans will wear attires manufactured in the region.

The 36th Extra-Ordinary Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) further declared the 1st Week of September an ‘Afrika Mashariki Fashion Week’ to be held annually as a Trade Fair and Exhibition of EAC designed textiles and garments.

The SCTIFI urged EAC Partner States that produce cotton to set up national cotton lint buffer stock mechanisms to ensure all year-round availability of locally produced cotton lint to spinning mills.

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Preparations in high gear for High Level Conference on Trade Integration in the East African Community

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th September, 2019: Preparations are in high gear for a High Level Conference on Trade Integration in the East African Community scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th September, 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.

The high level conference themed, “Enhancing Trade Integration in East African Community has been organized by the EAC in collaboration with East African Business Council, TradeMark  East Africa, the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the host country Kenya.

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Competition and Communication Experts validate the Draft EAC Competition Authority Outreach and Advocacy Strategy

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 27th June 2019: A three-day Competition and Communication Experts Meeting to validate the draft East African Competition Authority (EACA) Outreach and Advocacy Strategy (2019/20 – 2024/25) concluded today in Nairobi, Kenya.

The 26th to 28th June meeting was attended by Competition and Communication Experts from all the Partner States and staff from the EAC Secretariat. The Republic of Rwanda is the current chair of the EAC hence according to the EAC Rules of Procedures, Mr. Louis Uwimana, from Rwanda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, chaired the meeting while, Mr. Feisal Ibrahim, from the Competition Authority of Kenya was the Rapporteur.

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The Counsel to the Community, Dr. Anthony Kafumbe (on the right), the Registrar of the East African Court of Justice, Mr. Yufnalis N. Okubo (on the left) and Dr. John K. Mduma (centre) at the swearing in ceremony.

5th Meeting of the ad hoc Competition Authority held in Dar

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, 12th June, 2019: The 5th Meeting of the ad hoc EAC Competition Authority (EACA) concluded on Friday 7th June, 2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with the swearing in of Dr. John K. Mduma, as a Commissioner of the EAC Competition Authority from the United Republic of Tanzania. The swearing in ceremony was conducted by the Counsel to the Community, Dr. Anthony Kafumbe, while the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Secrecy was administered by the Registrar of the East African Court of Justice, Mr. Yufnalis N. Okubo.

Addressing the Commissioners on behalf of the Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, the Counsel to the Community, Dr. Kafumbe commended the Commissioners for their commitment to the EAC competition agenda and noted that their work was very critical in regulating mergers and acquisitions, and handling issues of market dominance and protection of consumer welfare in the Community.

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