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Regional business umbrella body has called for harmonization of COVID-19 charges to boost intra EAC trade. 

The East African Business Council (EABC) has said that in a bid to ease the cost of doing business and boost intra-EAC trade emerging costs such as the COVID-19 related charges in the East African Community should be standardized.  This is set to support businesses to be more resilient and rebound amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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This comes days after Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta called on African leaders to harmonise COVID-19 protocols.  According to the president, harmonising the protocols will determine whether the African Union (AU) meetings will be virtual or physical given the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Currently, COVID-19 tests are priced differently in each Partner State, while containment measures are varied. For instance, Tanzania