Policy Research and Collaboration Organization
       The African Center for Economic Growth
TRADE  Trade
Micro & Small Enterpise Development
Financial Inclusion
Regional Integration
Private Enterprise Development
Information Management

ACEG recognizes that in spite of World Trade Organization´┐Żs efforts, moves to liberalize trade and remove protective trade arrangements are still characterized by trade barriers, unfavourable terms of trade for primary commodities, market price distortions, commodity price volatility and inadequate domestic processing and value adding. The issues requiring research under this theme include but are not limited to the following topics:

i. Price volatility of primary commodity exports

ii. Opportunities for trade creation

iii. Aid, foreign direct investment and trade

iv. Barriers to trade across national borders

v. Administrative and quantitative obstacles to intra-regional trade

vi. Implication of law and uniform tariffs

vii. Liberalization of foreign exchange transactions
ACEG at a glance

This document gives you a snapshot of ACEG programs, along with resources, short bios of directors and senior staff, contact info, and answers to frequently asked questions

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EAC Study on the Rules of Origin [2012]

The East African Community (EAC) is currently negotiating an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Commission (EC) that replaces the Cotonou Agreement. In December 2007, EAC and EC entered into an interim Economic Partnership Agreement to govern trade between the two parties before a final agreement is reached. One of the major areas to be negotiated is the rules of origin (RoO) that are expected to apply to trade between EAC/EC and third parties. The purpose of the study was to propose simple (RoO) that would form the basis for the EPA negotiations between EAC and the EC. Read more..

Undertaken by: ACEG
Countries: EAC Countries
Project Director: Dr Nehemiah N’geno


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