To increase regional and international market access, actors must establish sound and functional sanitary and phytosanitary management systems, ensure free but safe trade, and build confidence in a country’s exports.
The East African Community (EAC) is one of Africa’s most integrated regional blocs and represents one of the fastest growing regional economic communities in the world. And yet, trade of agricultural products from and within this region are limited by sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) issues and weaknesses in the EAC’s SPS legal and regulatory frameworks. The following reports were conducted under the USDA-funded Trade of Agriculture Safely and Efficiently in East Africa (TRASE) project, highlighting findings and recommendations from the legal and regulatory frameworks supporting SPS functions in five EAC countries: Burundi, Kenya Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
East African Community Sanitary and Phytosanitary Assessment Reports