The East African Business Council (EABC) is considering ways to curtail counterfeits and other forms of illicit trade through inter-agency cooperation at national and regional level.
This will particularly be explored next month during a regional anti-illicit trade conference to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.
The broad objective of the conference will be to come up with proposed policy reforms and key recommendations for prioritised and expedited implementation.
Key sectors affected by counterfeits and other forms of illicit trade will have an opportunity to discuss how their businesses are impacted, and what solutions they propose.
EABC chief executive Lilian Awinja said they are pushing to have a robust legal and policy framework at the regional level to have proper enforcement and surveillance mechanism in all EAC partner states.