The impact of east African community custom union on Tanzania agricultural trade lows in the region

dc.contributor.authorLugwisha, Theresia
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T12:13:47Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-08T09:50:13Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T12:13:47Z
dc.date.available2020-01-08T09:50:13Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.descriptionAvailable in print formen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the impact of East African Community Custom Union on Tanzania agricultural trade flow. It used both secondary data from UNCTAD stat database and primary data collected from 50 questionnaires administered to the exporters of Agricultural products in Tanzania. The data collected from the questionnaire were analyzed using the SPSS software and the frequency tables deduced from the analysis. Furthermore, trade complementarities index was established to explore potentials of trade among EAC member countries. The findings revealed that there has been increasing trend of the exports from Tanzania to the EAC members and that the customs procedure, infrastructure, internal barriers and boarder sharing are the key agricultural trade flow determinants with the common language and historical ties being neutral as determinants of the agricultural trade flow. Also findings on trade complementarities within EAC members revealed that there is a potential for trade due to the establishment of Custom Union and the elimination of trade barriers, therefore trade has been increasing. The study recommended that there is a need to encourage infrastructure development, and thus breaking the infrastructure divide and emphasizing on the trade facilitation projects so as to ease trade flow in the region. Additionally, it was recommended that emphasis should be made on trading of agricultural products with better comparative advantage so as to avoid value deterioration of the exports.en_US
dc.identifier.citationLugwisha, T (2013) The impact of east African community custom union on Tanzania agricultural trade lows in the region, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. (Available at http://41.86.178.3/internetserver3.1.2/detail.aspx)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/5048
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Dar es Salaamen_US
dc.subjectProduce tradeen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectExportsen_US
dc.subjectRegional Economic integrationen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectEasten_US
dc.subjectTanzaniaen_US
dc.titleThe impact of east African community custom union on Tanzania agricultural trade lows in the regionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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