International Economics (IEC) is providing technical assistance to a programme of support to private sector engagement within the EAC. Discussions involving the EAC Secretariat and East African Business Council have resulted in the following three topics being selected for round table discussions during May and June of this year: Trade finance in EAC: Challenges and Opportunities for the private sector; The harmonization of payment systems in the EAC; Facilitation of cross border investments in the EAC. IEC will prepare a discussion document on each of these three topics for the roundtable discussions.