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  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
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  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
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  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
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NTBs Impact Study in the EAC Region - Development of a legally binding mechanism on the elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers

Country: African countries

Sector(s): Economic development

Date: 02/2012 - 06/2012

Client / Beneficiary: TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)

Financing Agency: TradeMark East Africa (TMEA)

Project Value: 114,348 €

Description of the project and Services provided:

The objective of the study is to develop a legally binding enforcement mechanism on elimination of Non Tariff Barriers ( NTBs) in East African Community ( EAC) Partner States.


Services implemented were:
• Analysis of the effectiveness of the EAC mechanism on identifying, monitoring and elimination of NTBs as per the EAC Time Bound Programme;
• Proposal for a legally binding enforcement mechanism on elimination of NTBs. In  doing so, the consultant will:
(i) evaluate the level of effectiveness of the East African Communitty  (EAC) non tarrif Barriers  (NTBs) Monitoring Mechanism since its operationalization in 2007;
(ii) determine recommendations, including a cost-benefit analysis, on the need to formalize National Monitoring Committees (NMCs) as instruments conducive to the elimination of NTBs;
(iii) determine the extent of elimination of existing NTB’s and the ones yet to be addressed to date;
(iv) categorize NTBs into those to be subjected into legally binding enforcement mechanism and propose criteria for subjecting identified NTBs to the proposed measures of elimination;
(v) propose how the enforcement mechanism will operate based on international best practices and other RECs

Subsectors of activities:

Commercial Policy
Regional Development
Trade Promotion/Marketing
Import-Export