Harmonization of Commercial Laws

Countries:
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

ICF’s partnership with the East African Community Secretariat sought to bring the EAC closer to total economic integration by harmonizing commercial laws within the EAC. Establishing a synchronised legal framework for partner states will reduce the private sector’s burden of having to deal with different laws when doing cross-border transactions. The project has outlined the current EAC partner state laws governing commercial transactions and recommended harmonization of commercial laws in the region. The project also developed a commercial code (set of laws) for the region, which is pending adoption.

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