Benefits of the EAC Integration

  1. A wider market with a combined population of over 160million people and GDP of about US$170billion.
  2. Freedoms under Common Market
  3. Safeguarding the region from international economic shocks.
  4. A Common External Tariff in place to protect the community’s domestic industries.
  5. Improved early warning and conflict resolution mechanisms.
  6. Construction and operationalization of One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) where border agencies are housed under one roof for good clearance. (Namanga, Isebania, Lungalunga, Busia, Malaba, Taveta).
  7. Regional infrastructural development (Athi River – Namanga road, Voi – Taveta and One Network Area)
  8. Harmonization of Education Standards, and mutual recognition of agreements (Engineers, Accountants, Architects, and Veterinarians).
  9. Joint Promotion of the EAC as a Single Tourist destination.