East Africa Trade Deal Another Step to Closer U.S.-Africa Economic Ties

Dar es Salaam Port, Tanzania, Sept. 12, 2014 (World Bank photo by Rob Beechy).
Dar es Salaam Port, Tanzania, Sept. 12, 2014 (World Bank photo by Rob Beechy).

In late February, the United States signed a trade deal with the East African Community (EAC), the bloc of five countries around Africa’s Great Lakes. In an email interview, Nora Carina Dihel, a senior trade economist at the World Bank, discussed U.S. trade with the EAC and the rest of Africa. WPR: What is covered by the recent U.S. trade deal with the EAC, and what impact is it likely to have on the economies of the EAC? Nora Carina Dihel: The new cooperation agreement signed by trade ministers from the five EAC countries—Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda—and the […]

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