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Why invest in East Africa

Fifteen good reasons why you should choose East Africa as your investment destination:

  • Market access to more than 145.5 million people;
  • Combined GDP size of about US$ 147.5 billion;
  • The world’s fastest reforming region in terms of business regulation;
  • Simplified investment procedures and one-stop centre facility provided by national investment promotion agencies;
  • Generous incentives offered;
  • Vibrant and upcoming capital and securities market;
  • High level of intra-regional trade and cross-border investments;
  • Numerous investment opportunities traversing all sectors;
  • Abundant labour force - educated, trained, mobile, skilled and enterprising;
  • English is widely spoken; it is one of or the only official language in at least four of the five Partner States;
  • Insurance against non-commercial risk by Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and Africa Trade Insurance Agency;
  • Sanctity of private property guaranteed by national constitutions;
  • Stable political environment and high level of governance and democracy;
  • Consumer loyalty; and
  • A warm and hospitable people.


Trade and Investment Framework Agreements

The EAC in 2011 signed framework agreements with the USA and China with the aim of boosting / promoting commodity trade, exchange visits by business people and co-operation in investment among others.

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

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