East African Community integration and overall trade strategies

In November 2014, South Sudan began negotiating its accession to the East African Community (EAC). The talks have been relatively accelerated, with the technical negotiations now completed, indicating the positive commitment from all sides for South Sudan joining the EAC. If South Sudan is admitted to the EAC, it will have a transition period to implement the Customs Union and the Common Market Protocol provisions and thus any research around East African Community integration and overall trade strategies