Greener Journal of Political and Social Sciences Vol. 2(1), pp. 028-038, September 2014.
© 2013 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 071414301
The Dynamics and Fallout of East African Community Common Market: Trade aspect and Citizens’ Rights
Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAU-GHSS), Yaounde- Cameroon.
Email: andrewwama @yahoo .com
The establishment of East African Community Common Market in July 2010 was a positive step taken by Partner States for pursuing intra-regional trade liberalization through free movement of goods, capital, persons and services. This aimed at widening and deepening the level of co-operation among the Partner States in the economic and social fields leading to political federation. However, four years of being operational, the full implementation of the Common Market remains challenging. This paper makes a review on compliance of the Common Market Protocol while analysing progress made in the implementation process as well as examining regional prospects and challenges. The paper concludes by arguing that Partner States should re-think, plan and work together to comply with the Protocol for strong implementation in order to deliver the rights and freedom enshrined in.
Keywords: EAC, Common Market, Partner States, implementation, integration, region.
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