Tanzania urges delay to regional trade deal with EU, says won't sign

08 September 2016 - 12:41 By REUTERS

Tanzania said it would not sign a regional trade deal with the European Union due to come into effect by October 1, and urged neighbouring countries to back a delay pending discussions on its effect on the region's manufacturing sector. Kenya and Rwanda signed the deal earlier this month, but it needs approval from all members of the East African Community bloc - which also includes Burundi and Uganda - to take effect.

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