The 2021 East Africa Trade and Industrialization Week (EATIW), which opened in Dar es Salaam Monday last week – “centred the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as an impetus to the region’s integration processes.”
As the EAC Secretary General, Dr Peter Mathuki, put it at the EATIW opening in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, “regional integration is the key objective of the East African Community: a means to sustainably develop economies”.
In effect, then, the event has helped to put AfCFTA at the heart of the EAC regional integration processes, as the continental free trade area programme is considered crucial in achieving the envisaged regional integration.
Held under the theme ‘Promoting Eastern African Region as a Preferred Gateway for Trade, Investment and Industrialisation,’ the five-day gathering brought together over 200 representatives from different stakeholders across the globe. Read More.