EAC-CET Review of 115 Tariff lines

EAC-CET Review of 115 Tariff lines

EAC CET review is anchored on Article 12(2) of the Protocol which provides for a review of EAC CET after every 5 years. Having undertaken last review in 2016, the next review was to address inconsistencies and misclassification in the current EAC CET, enhancing industrial development, increasing intra-regional trade, eliminating stays of application, reviewing the sensitive list etc.

Current EAC CET has derogated the industrialization principles with multiple stays of application and duty remission schemes on goods otherwise produced in the Region.

The East African Community Common External Tariff (EAC-CET) review reached advanced stages as at April 2021 with a few contentious issues around some items awaiting final decisions by the partner states.

Member States were tasked had to carry out further consultation concerning the tariff lines instituted on the items without consensus, to inform their national position.

Considering the current status of the CET review, the UMA shared the 115 Tariff lines without consensus reached at as per the last country negotiations.

The UMA will continue updating you on the progress of this review through our monthly newsletters.

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