oa African Review - The Arusha Agreement: origins, meaning and future of association with the E.E.C.

Volume 8, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



In order to protect the East African common market and the common external tariff, the three East African States (EAS) jointly decided to solicit an association with the European Economic Community (EEC) in early 1963. The Arusha Agreement signed on 26 July 1968 and immediately renewed on 24 September 1969 was itself a culmination of five years of negotiations.

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