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Non-Tariff Measures on Goods Trade in the East African Community : Synthesis Report

ACCIDENTS ACTUAL VALUE AD VALOREM ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AGRICULTURE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES APPAREL BARRIERS TO TRADE BILATERAL TRADE BILATERAL TRADE DATA BONDS BORDER TRADE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT CAPACITY BUILDING CARS CD COMMITTEE ON TRADE COMMON MARKET COMMON TRADE POLICY COMPETITIVENESS CONGESTION CONSUMERS COUNTERFEIT GOODS CROSS-BORDER TRADE CURRENCY CURRENT ACCOUNT CUSTOMS CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION CUSTOMS DUTIES CUSTOMS FORMALITIES CUSTOMS OFFICERS CUSTOMS UNION DEEPER TRADE INTEGRATION DEMAND ELASTICITY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION DOMESTIC GOODS DOMESTIC INDUSTRIES DOMESTIC MARKET DOMESTIC SUPPORT DRIVERS DRIVING ECONOMIC OUTCOMES EUROPEAN UNION EXPORT DIVERSIFICATION EXPORT MARKET EXPORT MARKETS EXPORT PROCESSING EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES EXPORT PRODUCTS EXPORT PROMOTION EXPORT PROMOTION AGENCIES EXPORT RESTRAINTS EXPORT VALUE EXPORTS EXTERNAL MARKETS EXTERNAL TARIFF FOREIGN COMPETITION FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FREE TRADE FREE TRADE AREA FREE TRADE IN GOODS FREIGHT FREIGHT STATION FUEL FUELS GDP GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS GENERALIZED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IMPORT LICENSING IMPORT LICENSING PROCEDURES IMPORT REQUIREMENTS IMPORT RESTRICTIONS IMPORTS INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INSPECTION INTERNAL MARKET INTERNAL TRADE INTERNAL TRADE LIBERALIZATION INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL TRADE INVENTORY JOURNEY LDCS LEGAL FRAMEWORK LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES MARKET ACCESS MARKET DEVELOPMENT MARKET SIZE MOBILITY MONOPOLIES MONOPOLY MOST FAVORED NATION MULTILATERAL OBLIGATIONS MUTUAL RECOGNITION MUTUAL RECOGNITION PRINCIPLE NATIONAL INCOME NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE NATIONAL REGULATIONS NON-TARIFF BARRIERS OPEN REGIONALISM OPENNESS PETROLEUM PRODUCTS POLICE POLITICAL ECONOMY POPULATION GROWTH PREFERENTIAL BASIS PREFERENTIAL TARIFF PRESENT VALUE PROTECTIONISM QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS RAIL RAIL NETWORK RAIL NETWORKS RAIL ROUTES RAIL TRANSPORT RAILROADS RAILWAYS REGIONAL TRADE REMEDIES RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES RESTRICTIVE TRADE PRACTICES ROAD ROUTE ROUTES SAFETY SAFETY ISSUES SAFETY STANDARDS TARIFF BARRIERS TARIFF EQUIVALENT TARIFF EQUIVALENTS TARIFF LINE TARIFF LINES TARIFF PROTECTION TARIFF REDUCTION TARIFF REFORM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TECHNICAL BARRIERS TECHNICAL REGULATIONS TOURISM TRADE CLASSIFICATION TRADE CONTROL MEASURES TRADE DATA TRADE FACILITATION TRADE FLOWS TRADE IN GOODS TRADE IN SERVICES TRADE INTEGRATION TRADE LIBERALIZATION TRADE PATTERN TRADE POLICY TRADE ROUTES TRADE TAXES TRADE VALUE TRAINS TRANSIT TRANSIT ROUTES TRANSPARENCY TRANSPORT TRANSPORT CORRIDORS TRANSPORT COSTS TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS TRUCKS VALUE OF EXPORTS VEHICLE WORLD PRICES WORLD TRADE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WTO
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Washington, DC
Africa
2014-07-18T22:18:11Z | 2014-07-18T22:18:11Z | 2008-09-29

The purpose of this note is to highlight the key findings of an assessment of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on goods trade in the East African Community (EAC), and identify priorities for a second stage of work focused on practical steps toward reducing and eliminating these NTMs. This synthesis report is prepared in response to EAC's request for a phased technical assistance from the World Bank. Its objectives are to choose NTMs with high impact on inter-member trade out of the range of NTMs identified in the region; improve the understanding of their persistence over time; and, devise practicable implementation plans for their 'removal.' In concrete steps towards establishing a free trade area (FTA), the EAC has already made remarkable progress on reducing eliminating tariffs on traded goods since 2005. The remaining internal tariff walls are to be eliminated by 2010. There is increasing need for the kind of analysis requested by EAC where the regional economic community (REC) wide internal trade liberalization has allowed considerable reduction/elimination of tariffs, but would be offset by NTMs. This, in turn would significantly delay the establishment of the EAC common market.

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