Price Incentives To Rwanda’s Exporters: Trade Policy Priorities

The current EAC-CET is imposing costs on Rwanda, weighing down export performance and growth, and raising prices for Rwandan consumers. This is in addition to the constraints imposed by Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) and transport costs. Rwanda can reduce these costs through negotiations with the EAC, particularly advocating changes in the common external tariff based on its own interests, intensifying EAC work on reducing NTBs, and working collectively with EAC partners on a common transport infrastructure. This note summarizes elements of recent IGC work on Rwanda’s trade.

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