oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The structural pattern of African regionalism (continued from 1972 CILSA 55)

Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The imperfections of the East African common market are many and far-reaching. But still they are far less than those prevailing at the time of the signing of the treaty. They are also not regarded as permanent because the treaty's common market provisions are of a temporary nature only. They will remain in force until 1 December 1982 (subject, of course, to the possibility of earlier amendment), and have to be reviewed before that date [article 92(1) ] . The ultimate ideal is said to be "the establishment of a common market with no restrictions in the long run on trade" (preamble, paragraph 8) and, we may assume, with no restrictions on the movement of the factors of production as well.

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