Discussion Papers (series)
Tanzania and the East African Community: A comparative political economy
Discussion Paper 186
Cooksey, B. 2016. Tanzania and the East African Community: A comparative political economy. (Discussion Paper 186). Maastricht: ECDPM.
- Tanzania has improved port efficiency, reduced the cost of transit trade and increased the export of manufactured goods to its neighbours in the EAC.
- But Tanzanian clearing and forwarding agents, travel and tourism companies and trades unions strongly resist deeper integration under the EAC Charter.
- Multiple non-tariff barriers further undermine regional trade, investment and service integration with Tanzania and Kenya the main offenders.
- To benefit from deeper regional integration, Tanzania needs to achieve greater international competitiveness, an improved business enabling environment and better logistics performance.
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