Communique on the stakeholders retreat on the WRS bill held on 22nd February 2019

The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) hosted a Stakeholders Retreat with the Parliamentary Committee for Agriculture on the Warehouse Receipt System Bill 2017, which was held from 22nd to 23rd February 2019 at the Reef Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya. The Retreat convened Members of the National Assembly Departmental Committee for Agriculture and Livestock, senior officials … Read more

Traders’ role in integration outlined

Private sector’s continuous engagement with governments in the six East African Community (EAC) partner states is vital in boosting intra-regional trade, which currently stands at only 20 percent. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the East African Business Council (EABC), Mr Peter Mathuki made the observation in Dar es Salaam yesterday on the sidelines of … Read more

NCPB to start buying maize this Wednesday

National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) will start receiving maize from farmers this Wednesday, the board’s acting managing director Albin Sang has said. He said they did not have the approval before to receive the produce in their silos, hence the delay, but had now been allowed by the Strategic Food Reserve Trust Fund (SFRTF) … Read more

EAC heads urged to focus energies on trade barriers

Arusha. The East African Business Council (EABC) wants regional leaders to seriously focus their energies on the obstacles affecting the flow of trade and ease on doing business. Notable among them are long outstanding non-tariff barriers (NTBs) which, it says, continue to hinder free movement of goods and services across the region. Others include double … Read more

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