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The East African Community (EAC) business conglomerates are anxiously awaiting the Joe Biden administration to come into power. It is hoped that a Biden administration will revive negotiations and implementations of the already signed EAC-US Trade and Investment Partnership.

While Trump continues to taint his administration’s short rule with prompting rioters to even invade Capitol Hill the ‘law body’ of the country, leaders from the EAC have gone ahead to congratulate Joe Biden for his election win.

It is clear that businesses in Africa see Biden as a beacon of hope that will reignite the Trump dampened US trade ties with the regional bloc.

Consider the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), a trade pact that covers and governs ‘the framework for expanding trade and resolving outstanding disputes between countries, was agreed between US and EAC partner states in June 2012 but was never implemented.’

However, since 2016, the negotiations …