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EAC Priorities 2022 - 2026

  Full Implementation of the Single Customs Territory (SCT).

enterprise  Enhancing domestication and implementation of regional commitments in line with the EAC Common Market Protocol

coins  Attainment of the EAC Single Currency

peace  Strengthening regional peace, security, and good governance

infrastructure Development of quality multi-dimensional strategic Infrastructure

enterprise  Institutional transformation of all EAC Organs and Institutions

enterprise   Increasing visibility of EAC, stakeholder knowledge and awareness

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Customs Union

Through the Customs Union Protocol, trade within the EAC region has been enhanced significantly. Additionally, EAC has been an attractive foreign direct investment hub.

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Common Market

EAC guides the free movement of goods, people, labour, services and capital from one Partner State to another as well as the rights of establishment and residence without restrictions.

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Monetary Union

The East African Monetary Union Protocol provides for the attainment of a single currency for daily transactions within the Common Market.

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The EAC Partner States envisage coming together to form a super-state under a single political authority / government.

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Latest Documents

  • doc_image_png_wXcpMBKrzwAkEwBobhyNvDmCapture78765PNG A Self-Assessment Checklist for Quality Management Systems (QMSs) in SMEs of the EAC - Leather Processing Sector

    A Self-Assessment Checklist for Quality Management Systems (QMSs) in SMEs of the EAC - Leather Processing Sector



    Category: Industrialization & SME Development
    Type: Manual

  • Capture654433PNG EAC Model Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HCES) Questionnaire

    EAC Model Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HCES) Questionnaire


    User's Manual

    Category: Statistics
    Type: Manual
    Tag: EAC EARSPforR

  • Capture776767PNG EAC Model Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HCES) Questionnaire

    EAC Model Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey (HCES) Questionnaire



    Category: Statistics
    Type: Manual
    Tag: EAC EARSPforR

  • 676554PNG EAC Weekly Update - 10 June 2024

    EAC Weekly Update - 10 June 2024


    An update for the week ending 10 June 2024

    Category: Weekly Updates
    Type: General

  • 0909000PNG EAHRC: Development of Policy Briefs from the Uptake Research Findings

    EAHRC: Development of Policy Briefs from the Uptake Research Findings


    Expression of Interest

    Category: EAC Procurement Opportunities
    Type: Consultancy
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EAC at A Glance

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of eight  (8) Partner States, comprising the Republic of Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Rwanda, Federal Republic of Somalia, Republic of South Sudan, Republic of Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The Federal Republic of Somalia was admitted into the EAC bloc on 24th November, 2023 and became a full member on 4th March, 2024.

The EAC is structured into seven main Organs:

The Community also has nine institutions, three of which became operational in July 2015.

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Online Tools & Services

EAC Trade Information Portal
EAC Trade Information Portal
The EAC Trade Information Portal (TIP) gives access to step-by-step guides on licenses, pre-clearance permits and clearance formalities for the most traded goods within, to and from the East African Community EAC).
EAC Health Portal
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The EAC Health Portal is the official comprehensive compendium of health information in East Africa. A dynamic, structured, and interactive single-point-of-access of health information in the region.

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50 Million African Women Speak

50 Million African Women Speak is a digital platform which is available via web and as a mobile App. The platform is designed as a one-stop shop for the information needs of African women in business.

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EAC Investment Guide

EAC Data PortalThe EAC Investment Guide provides comprehensive information on why EAC is an ideal investment destination by reviewing the operating environment, investment climate, and incentives among others.
EAC Open Data Portal

EAC Open Data Portal
With the Data Portal, you can visualize Socio-Economic indicators over a period of time, gain access to presentation-ready graphics and perform comprehensive analysis on a Country and Regional level.


The EACPass facilitates safe travel in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, by integrating all EAC Partner State’s Negative Covid-19 test results, as well as Vaccination Certificates.

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EAC Information Repository

The EAC Information Repository is a one-stop-shop platform of digital information and knowledge generated by EAC Organs and Institutions in the execution of their various mandates since 1993.

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EAC Buyer-Seller Platform

EAC Data Portal
The EAC Buyer-Seller platform is an e-commerce platform aimed at enhancing intra-EAC trade and investment in goods and services.

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Nyerere Centre for Peace Research

EAC Open Data Portal
The Nyerere Centre for Peace Research provides the EAC Policy process with timely, relevant and empirical research information that enhances peace and security, political affairs and international relations towards EAC integration.
EAC e-Tariff Tool

Seamless migration of the EAC Common External Tariff (CET) during transposition of Harmonized System (HS); administration and management of the Duty Remission Scheme; and other measures affecting implementation of CET.
OSBP-Performance Measurement

One Stop Border Post (OSBP)
is a border facility that combines two stops for national border control processing into one and consolidates border control functions in a shared space for exiting one country and entering another.

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EAC Diaspora Desk

EAC Data Portal
The EAC Dispora Desk will facilitate dialogue between the EAC and its diaspora community, provide a platform for networking and business opportunities, and support diaspora-led development projects in the region.

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EAC VISION 2050 - Pillars & Goals

Infrastructure Development

Infrastructure Development

Access to afforable and efficient transport, energy, and communication for increased regional Competitiveness

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Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development

Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development

Enhanced Agricultural productivity for food security and transformed rural economy

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Structural tranformation of the industrial and manufacturing sector through value addition and product deversification based on comparative advantage for regional competitive advantage.

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Natural Resources  & Environment Management

Natural Resources & Environment Management

Effective and sustainable use of natural resources with enhanced value addition and management.

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Tourism, Trade & Services Development

Tourism, Trade & Services Development

Leverage on the tourism and services value chain and building on the homogeneity of regional cultures and linkages

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Human Capital Development

Human Capital Development

Well-educated and healthy human resources.

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Timeline of East African Regional Integration

  • 1897 - 1901
    Railway lines across Kenya, Uganda and Tanganyika open up the region for colonial development under the management of the East African Railways Cooperation.
  • 1900 - 1917
    Customs for goods destined for Uganda are collected at Mombasa port, and a full Customs Union comprising Kenya, Uganda and, later, Tanganyika is established in 1917.
  • 1905 - 1940
    The East African Currency Board, the Postal Union, the Court of Appeal for Eastern Africa, the East African Governors’ Conference, the East African Income Tax Board and the Joint Economic Council are established.
  • 1946
    The East African Airways Corporation is incorporated. It covered not only the East African region, but operated across Africa, connecting also to Europe and India.
  • 1948 - 1961
    The East African High Commission (EACH) is the coordinating body to deal with a customs union, a common external tariff, currency and post- age; and also with common services in transport and communications, research and education.
  • 1961
    Following independence, the East African High Commission is replaced by the East African Common Services Organisation (EACSO), which many observers thought would lead to a political federation between the three territories. However, the new organisation suffered from a lack of joint planning and fiscal policy, separate political policies and Kenya’s dominant economic position.
  • 1967
    Signing of the ‘Treaty for East African Cooperation’ among Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Dissolution of the first East African Community.
  • 1999
    The Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community was signed by the three Presidents of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania on 30th November, 1999. 30th November is recognized as EAC Day across the region.
  • 2005
    The Protocol for the establishment of the EAC Customs Union was signed on 1st July, 2005.
  • 2007
    The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi were admitted and became full members of EAC on 1st July, 2007.
  • 2010
    The EAC Common Market Protocol entered into force on 1st July, 2010, an expansion of the bloc’s existing Customs Union.
  • 2013
    The East African Monetary Union (EAMU) is the third milestone of the EAC integration process. The EAMU Protocol was signed on 30th November, 2013 and set the groundwork for a monetary union within 10 years while allowing the EAC Partner States to progressively converge their currencies into a single currency in the Community.
  • 2016
    The Republic of South Sudan was admitted and became a full member of EAC on 5th September, 2016.
  • 2017
    On 20th May, 2017, the EAC Heads of State adopted the Political Confederation as a transitional model of the East African Political Federation.
  • 2022
    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is admited to the EAC and becomes a full member on 11 July, 2022.
  • 2023
    The Federal Republic of Somalia is admited to the EAC and aceedes to the EAC Treaty on 15 December, 2023.
  • 2024
    The Federal Republic of Somalia deposits her Instrument of Ratification of the EAC Treaty and becomes a full member of the Community on 4 March, 2024

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