oa African Review - The East African community: an economic analysis of the integration scheme

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



The East African Community (EAC) came into existence on December 1, 1967. The three pillars of the Community were the Common Market, the Corporations and the General Fund Services. The purpose of the paper is to attempt to make an economic analysis of the integration scheme. It is not intended to measure the benefits and costs of the integration scheme. The main argument of the paper is that the Treaty for East African Cooperation establishing the EAC contained the seeds of destruction of the very institution it was intended to give life to.

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