Kenya: East Africa Community Countries Raise Communal Tariffs on Agricultural Products

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On May 5, 2022, trade and finance ministers from East African Community (EAC) member countries agreed to raise minimum common external tariffs from 25 to 35 percent on several agricultural products. Affected commodities include dairy and meat products, cereals, cotton and textiles, edible oils, beverages, spirits, fruits, and nuts, among others. The tariff increase will enter effect on July 1, 2022, and will apply to exports to Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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