Advancing Regional Integration in East Africa through Special Economic Zones

In 2013 Locus helped the East African Community (EAC) develop a region-wide Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy. The draft SEZ Policy aims to help EAC members harmonize their SEZ programs in order to improve the functioning of East Africa's common market. Locus assisted these efforts under a World Bank mission.

Once formally adopted, the SEZ Policy will affect the zones programs of Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda. Locus has separately helped develop or improve the individual zones programs in several of these states. 

The EAC Common Market