The East African Community (EAC) member states have made considerable strides in easing cross-border movement of goods and people. The member states have made a deliberate effort to facilitate free movement of people and goods across their borders so as to foster economic development. Through the community’s “protocol on the establishment of the east African community common market”, there is provision for the free movement of persons, goods and services. To reinforce the free movement of goods, the fourth EAC development strategy that runs upto 2015/2016, sets out trade facilitation as one of its priority areas.
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