Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161543
Authors: 
Karingi, Stephen N.
Pesce, Ottavia
Sommer, Lily
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/160
Abstract: 
Significant progress has been made by the East African Community partner states in implementing the East African Community customs union. Trade within the East African Community is now free from import duties, and partner states have adopted a three-band common external tariff. This paper assesses how the customs union has supported intraregional trade and industrialization, in particular through the development of competitive smokestack-free industries. It concludes that regional integration has provided a support environment for the development of smokestack-free industries, but significant opportunities still exist within the region. Recommendations are provided on what should be done to harness these opportunities.
Subjects: 
exports
free trade
customs union
competitiveness
East African Community
industrialization
JEL: 
F13
F14
F15
F23
L6
O19
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-204-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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