Kenya-Tanzania agree to end trade barriers

Saturday September 9 2017


By Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTz

Dar es Salaam. Tanzania and Kenya have agreed to end the trade barriers at the borders in afresh bid to improve bilateral cooperation and investment.

This was said on Saturday September 9, in Dar es Salaam by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industries, Trade and Investment, Prof Adolf Mkenda,at the end of talks involving senior leaders from the two countries.
He said that during the talks Tanzania made 15 suggestions while the Kenyan delegation cane with 16 concerns.
“We agreed to cooperate in looking for the solutions.Our talks are now at good stage,” he said
According to him, the 3-day talks aimed at ending critical bottlenecks that have been facing traders at the Kenya-Tanzania borders.

He said a team of experts have now managed to solve the challenges in a move that would open up doors for fresh cooperation between the farmers and traders in Kenya and Tanzania.

For his part, the Kenyan Permanent secretary for Industries, Trade and Cooperation, Dr Chris Kip too, said Kenya was according value to every move aimed at solving any challenges that hinder bilateral operation.