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What are the likely implications of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and Tripartite
Free Trade Area (TFTA) on integration initiatives in the East Africa Community (EAC)? The formation of
these two economic blocs is aimed at consolidating the African market and expanding intra-African trade
through better harmonization and coordination of trade policies. While the EAC relies on importation of a
wide range of products for which it has potential to produce, including agricultural and industrial products.
Kenya simulation results indicate that substantial trade creation effects or welfare gains will rise following
removal of tariffs and other trade barriers.
Final Trade Summary Report (2)