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Kenya, Tanzania agree to lift trade restrictions

Economy2017-07-25

Kenya has lifted restrictions on wheat flour and cooking gas imports from Tanzania, which has in turn allowed milk and cigarettes from Kenya, local media, the Daily Nation reports. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Augustine Mahiga, announced the decision in Nairobi on Sunday following discussions between President John Magufuli and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta. "The Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania will lift any other restrictions that affect products and services exchanged between the two countries,” they said in a statement read by Tanzania Foreign Affairs Minister Augustine Mahiga, who is also in charge of the East African Community Affairs docket, the report said. The two East African nations have also agreed to lift “any other restrictions that affect products and services exchanged between them." The two countries in what seemed like a tit for tat banned each other’s exports straining diplomatic and trade relations. Kenya had issued a ban on the import of cooking gas and wheat from Tanzania.

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Kenya has lifted restrictions on wheat flour and cooking gas imports from Tanzania, which has in turn allowed milk and cigarettes from Kenya, local media, the Daily Nation reports. 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Augustine Mahiga, announced the decision in Nairobi on Sunday following discussions between President John Magufuli and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta. 

"The Republic of Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania will lift any other restrictions that affect products and services exchanged between the two countries,” they said in a statement read by Tanzania Foreign Affairs Minister Augustine Mahiga, who is also in charge of the East African Community Affairs docket, the report said. 

The two East African nations have also agreed to lift “any other restrictions that affect products and services exchanged between them." 

The two countries in what seemed like a tit for tat banned each other’s exports straining diplomatic and trade relations. Kenya had issued a ban on the import of cooking gas and wheat from Tanzania.

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