EAC Logo

Trade

EAC hails Republic of Burundi and United Republic of Tanzania for retifying African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 11th September, 2021: EAC Secretary General Hon. (Dr.) Peter Mathuki has hailed the Republic of Burundi and the United Republic of Tanzania for ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA). 

Burundi ratified the AfCFTA on 17th June, 2021 while Tanzania on 9th September, 2021. 

Hon. Mathuki said that the AfCFTA would allow East Africans to access a large continental market and increase EAC’s exports to African countries outside the bloc.  

Continue Reading

EAC workshop on enhancing participation of women in African Continental Free Trade Area opened on Monday

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 30th August, 2021: A two-day East African Community (EAC) workshop aimed at enhancing the participation of women in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) opened on Monday. 

Speaking during the opening session of the workshop, the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, said that traders in Africa especially women, youth and SMEs face significant challenges when attempting to benefit from multilateral and regional trade agreements as many trade agreements do not include their specific needs and concerns. 

Continue Reading

(From right) Hon. Capitoline Niyonizigiye; Minister for Trade, Transport, Industry and Tourism in Burundi; Hon. Domitien Ndihokubwayo, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning; Mr. Mateusz Prorok, Project Manager of European Union Delegation in Burundi; Pacifique Munyeshongore, Commissioner General of Office Burundais des Recettes, and; Mr. Munyampundu Evariste, regional Coordinator of the Trade Information Portal Project and Trade Facilitation Officer at EAC Secretariat.

Burundi launches her own Trade Information Portal

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 28th July, 2021: The Republic of Burundi has launched her own Trade Information Portal which is meant to map out all her imports, exports and transit procedures, fees and time. The next step after mapping will be to simplify and remove unnecessary and redundant bottlenecks. 

Trade Information Portals (TIPS) have already been launched and operationalised by Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.  

Continue Reading

Boost for intra-EAC trade as Tanzania launches her Trade Information Portal

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 9th July, 2021: The United Republic of Tanzania has launched its Trade information Portal which is expected to boost intra-regional trade in East Africa as well as the region’s share of international trade. 

The Tanzania Trade Information Portal was launched during the Saba Saba International Trade Fair held in the East African nation’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, by Zanzibar’s Minister for Trade and Industry Development, Hon. Said Omar Shabani, assisted by Hon. Exaud Silaoneka Kigahe (MP), the Tanzania’s Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade. 

Continue Reading

EAC Sectoral Council of Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment calls for Harmonisation of COVID-19 Protocols in the region

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 29th May, 2021: The East African Community Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) has urged the EAC Regional Coordination Committee to review and harmonise the Covid-19 testing charges, in addition to the validity and mutual recognition of the certificates with a view to ensuring the safe and smooth movement of goods and persons in the region.

The SCTIFI noted with concern the non-recognition of Covid-19 certificates by Partner States, the unharmonised charges for Covid-19 testing and the validity of Covid-19 certificates amongst Partner States. 

Continue Reading


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@eachq.org