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Aid for trade aims to help overcome the constraints that inhibit the ability to benefit from market access, development, creation of jobs, poverty eradication, growth, empowerment of communities and gender participation.

Why inequality remain a concern in the East Africa Community.
 
Now days everyone acknowledge that growing inequality is a pressing issue, it started from decades and it has not been important for East African countries to have statistics for analysis and tracking progress and creating evidence based policy for inequality in the service trade, regional economic communities such as East Africa Community was formed to improve people’s life condition through the four modes of services among others, by receiving services abroad, consuming services abroad, establishing affiliate or subsidiary offices in a foreign land, and by providing services in a foreign country as an independent supplier; despite that there has not been a recommendation to include a stand-alone goal on reducing inequality as well as mainstreaming reduction of inequality into other targets though; the reduction of inequality and it mainstreaming for a stand-alone goal is important, it need to go beyond goals rather talk about policies and processes that affect inequality within the East African countries in the service trade.
 
Non-tariff barriers in service trade contribute on the existing and increases of inequality but no monitoring system that can prove the need for institutional capacity to build human resources that can fill gaps where inequality is observed but the existing institutions do play a role to build human capacity except that they can not tress where there is need and allocate or direct human resources, inequality has created a number of questions that need to be answered but because of lack of infrastructures that store the data and information on inequality they grow at unbelievable rate in different sectors; in recent years since the formation of the East Africa Community in 1999, only few declined, these have turned and limited the scope of  economic growth and sustainable transformation and opened conflicts that threatened the social fabric of the East Africa Community society.
 
It is imperious that service trade inequality in the East Africa Community be addressed in the process of increasing local producers, firms and other service provider’s participation to be equal in the service trade instead of the market being dominated by imported service suppliers and decrease the rate of poverty and for partner states economic growth.
Inequality in service trade should not remain a concern for East African trade, rather be for east Africans economic growth and for information to rectify their policies, strengthening of their institutions, implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation programs and seting up systems for collecting data and information’s to minimize import of service trade and have it in their present and future development agenda, it can be emphasized on economic dimensions while paying attention and looking at other aspects that contributes to inequality given the interconnected nature of East Africa Community market, if drivers are brought forward that support inequality, value, shares and growth of export and imports of total services from quarter one of 2008 to quarter four of 2012 in US$ at current prices and current exchange rates in millions, overall return of service trade and balance of trade can show up.
There is need for East African countries to emphasize on the importance of statistics for analyzing and assessing inequalities in the common market and customs union while paying attention on economic dimensions of inequality, it aspect, it structural dynamics and transformation to shape inequality and be part of growth and transformation in their strategies, this will make inequality in service trade not to remain a concern and will have an East Africa Community they want.
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Tanzania Sirilanka prospective bilateral trade: would they stand for increased trade and be the source of Tanzania increased trade.
Tanzania achieved it growth and is rated based on tourism, mining of gold,  tanzanite and agriculture which contribute 27.6% to the GDP, Sirilanka experience strong economic growth, this has led it to pursue development projects and increases agricultural productivity; Tanzania work hard to improve it agricultural productivity through Kilimo kwanza program. Both countries have potentials for trading to each other but this seem not to be known and observed by both countries, they have not measured their complementary profiles which evaluate the extent where Sirilanka can complement the import of Tanzania raw materials which can be strong and be an exploitable source of growth of Tanzania economy. Sirilanka has developed more on industrial products, Tanzania is still working on it, there is an opportunity for Sirilanka to obtain more raw material from agricultural produce in Tanzania and invest in manufacturing sector and transform into finished products while Tanzania is improving in the removal of impediments to industrialization which is a process.
Trade complementarity index helps that this may be looked at Tanzania and Sirilanka prospective bilateral trade, extent of their export profile and see if it stand for increased trade and whether it is part of the source of Tanzania economic growth.