EAC Urged to Toughen on Trade Restrictions

Experts say the East African Community (EAC) should stop treating trade restrictions and government interventions, which distort markets, as a diplomatic matter. Food security in particular remains an issue for EAC countries. While policy makers find themselves caught between consumer and producer interests, people are starving. Protectionist policies and trade barriers have hiked food prices and government efforts have done little to alleviate the problem. Read more: