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Quick Facts about EAC

Area (incl. water):1.82 million sq. km
Population:145.5 million (2015)
GDP (current market prices):US$ 147.5 billion (2015)
EAC Headquarters:Arusha, Tanzania
First established:1967
Re-established:7 July 2000
Official language:English
Summit Chairperson:H.E. John P. J. Magufuli
Council Chairperson:Amb. Dr Augustine P. Mahiga
Secretary-General:Amb. Libérat Mfumukeko

Key EAC Dates

1967: EAC first established

1977: EAC dissolved

30 November 1993:
Signing of Agreement for the Establishment of the Permanent Tripartite Commission for East African Co-operation
 
14 March 1996:
Secretariat of the Permanent Tripartite Commission launched, full co-operation operations begin
 
30 November 1999:
Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community signed
 
7 July 2000:
Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community enters into force
 
18 June 2007:
The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi accede to EAC Treaty
 
1 July 2007:
Rwanda and Burundi become full members of the EAC
 
20 November 2009:
Protocol for the Establishment of the EAC Common Market signed
 
30 November 2013:
Protocol for the Establishment of the EAC Monetary Union signed
 
15 April 2016
The Republic of South Sudan accedes to EAC Treaty

 

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East African Community
EAC Close, Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
Arusha
United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac [at] eachq.org