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Trade Institutions in EAC Countries

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC)

https://www.eac.int/

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six (6) Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS COUNCIL (EABC)

http://eabc-online.com/

The East African Business Council (EABC) is the apex body of business associations of the Private Sector and Corporates from the 6 East African Countries. It was established in 1997 to foster the interests of the Private Sector in the integration process of the East African Community. Originally comprising members from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, its membership was expanded after 2007 to include private sector from Burundi and Rwanda as well as South Sudan in 2017.

East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA)

www.eastafricanchamber.org/

The East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) is an organization which was established and owned by the three national chambers, namely, the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) and Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA). EACCIA has its origins in the Association of the East African Chambers of Commerce, which was formed in 2003, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that spelt out potential areas of cooperation that aimed at increasing cross border trade, in light of the EAC regional integration process. EACCIA was registered in 2005 under the Companies Act of the Republic of Kenya. Its headquarters were initially housed at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ufanisi House, in Nairobi. However, it was agreed that, its Headquarters of the EACCIA should move to Arusha, Tanzania.

EASTERN AFRICAN GRAIN COUNCIL (EAGC)

http://eagc.org/

EAGC is a regional private sector membership Not-for-Profit organization founded in 2006 and registered as a company limited by guarantee. The organization’s operation span over 10 countries in Eastern Africa region including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

THE FEDERATION OF EAST AFRICAN FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATIONS (FEAFFA)

http://www.feaffa.com/

The Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Associations (FEAFFA) is a private sector apex body of freight forwarders’ associations in the Eastern Africa region that was established in 2006. It is registered and domiciled in the United Republic of Tanzania but its Secretariat is situated in Nairobi, Kenya..

 

EAST AFRICAN TEA TRADE ASSOCIATION (EATTA)

 https://www.eatta.com/

The East African Tea Trade Association is a voluntary organization bringing together Tea Producers, Buyers (Exporters), Brokers, Tea Packers and Warehouses, all working to promote the best interests of the Tea Trade in Africa. Currently, membership comprises over three hundred companies extending across the East and Central African borders. EATTA mandated to promote and facilitate the interests of all the stakeholders in the tea trade in Africa by creating an enabling business environment geared towards maintaining global standards and delivering tea products to the customers in the most profitable way.

KENYA 

EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL (EPC)

epc.go.ke/  

The Export Promotion Council (EPC) premier mandate is to support exporters and producers of export goods and services. Established in 1992, EPC’s primary objective was to address bottlenecks that were facing exporters and producers of export goods and services with a view to increasing the performance of the export sector. 

 

KENYA INVESTMENT AUTHORITY (KIA)

invest.go.ke/

Kenya is the largest and the most advanced economy in East and Central Africa; with strong growth prospects supported by an emerging, urban middle class and an increasing appetite for high-value goods and services. Kenya's well established infrastructure and strategic location, best for a conducive investment climate, providing accurate information and offering quality services.

KENYA ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS (KAM)

kam.co.ke/

Kenya Association of Manufacturers is the representative organisation for manufacturing value-add industries in Kenya.KAM provides an essential link for co-operation, dialogue and understanding with the Government by representing the views and concerns of its members to the relevant authorities.In pursuit of its core mandate of policy advocacy, KAM promotes trade and investment, upholds standards, encourages the formulation, enactment and administration of sound policies that facilitate a competitive business environment and reduce the cost of doing business.

KENYA PRIVATE SECTOR ALLIANCE (KEPSA)

 https://kepsa.or.ke/

KEPSA is the private sector apex and umbrella body set up in 2003, to bring together business community in a single voice to engage and influence public policy for an enabling business environment. The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) is a limited liability membership organization.

KENYA NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (KNCCI)

kenyachamber.ke/       

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is registered as a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act Chapter 486 of the laws of Kenya. Before the promulgation of the Kenyan Constitution in August 2010, the KNCCI had its main operations at the head office in Nairobi with regional offices in the major towns in Kenya. However, after the promulgation of the constitution, the Chamber amended the legal instrument to establish a National Office and County Chamber’s offices in all the 47 Counties. 

 

FRESH PRODUCE EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION OF KENYA   (FPEAK )

fpeak.org/

The Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) is Kenya's premier trade Association representing growers, exporters and service providers in the Kenya.

KENYA   BUREAU OF STANDARDS (KEBS)

https://www.kebs.org/

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is the government regulatory body under Kenya's Ministry of Trade mandated to prepare standards.

KENYA COFFEE TRADERS ASSOCIATION (KCTA)

http://www.kenyacoffee.co.ke/

The Kenya Coffee Traders Association (K.C.T.A.) was registered on 17th April 2002 under Section 10 of the Societies Act, following changes in the Coffee Act.

KENYA REVENUE AUTHORITY (KRA)

http://www.kra.go.ke/

The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. Kenya Investment Authority – assists companies in setting up their business in Kenya.

TANZANIA

TANZANIA PRIVATE SECTOR FOUNDATION (TPSF)  

http://tpsftz.org/

Tanzania Private Sector Foundation was formally incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap 212) on 4th November 1998. It was established as a company limited by guarantee in order to promote private sector-led social and economic development in Tanzania 

TANZANIA INVESTMENT CENTRE (ITC)

 www.tic.co.tz/  

The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) was established in 1997 by the Tanzania Investment Act to be the Primary Agency of the Government to coordinate, encourage, promote and facilitate investment in Tanzania and to advise the Government on investment policy and related matters.

TANZANIA REVENUE AUTHORITY (TRA)

https://www.tra.go.tz/index.php

The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) was established by Act of Parliament No. 11 of 1995, and started its operations on 1st July 1996.  In carrying out its statutory functions, TRA is regulated by law, and is responsible for administering impartially various taxes of the Central Government.

TANZANIA PORTS AUTHORITY (TPA)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania_Ports_Authority

Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) is a parastatal public corporation acting under the aegis of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, that has the responsibility "to manage and operate" the seaports and lake ports of the country of Tanzania.[1][2] The Tanzania Ports Authrorty head quarters are located in Kurasini Dar es Salaam. It is a member of the Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa.

UGANDA

UGANDA EXPORT PROMOTION BOARD (UEPB)

www.ugandaexports.go.ug/

Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) is the national focal point for export promotion and development. Our role is to help you export your products and services out of Uganda. We offer support services to exporters in Uganda and foreign buyers including market information, assistance with entering and establishing in new export markets, business linkages, export product development and capacity building.

UGANDA MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (UMA)

https://www.uma.or.ug/   

Originally, Uganda Manufacturers was established in 1960s by Mr. Jayant Madhvani at the time when Uganda had a young but robust industrial sector. Due to political instability of the 70's, the association could not continue. For nearly two decades the Association was inactive not until 1988 that Mr. James Mulwana (RIP) led a team of enthusiastic manufacturers and the Association was revived. Today, UMA is a premium business Association representing the industrial sector of Uganda's economy with membership of over 700 corporate, large, medium and small firms from the private and public sectors.

UGANDA NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (UNCCI)

www.chamberuganda.com/news/

The Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) is the oldest nation-wide umbrella organization for the private sector in Uganda. Our main objective is to promote and protect the interests of the business community, particularly its members who are represented in all sectors of the economy. 

EAST AFRICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND AGRICULTURE  (EACCIA)

www.eastafricanchamber.org/

The East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) is an organization which was established and owned by the three national chambers, namely, the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), the Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI) and Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA). EACCIA has its origins in the Association of the East African Chambers of Commerce, which was formed in 2003, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that spelt out potential areas of cooperation that aimed at increasing cross border trade, in light of the EAC regional integration process. EACCIA was registered in 2005 under the Companies Act of the Republic of Kenya. Its headquarters were initially housed at the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Ufanisi House, in Nairobi. However, it was agreed that, its Headquarters of the EACCIA should move to Arusha, Tanzania.

UGANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY (URA)

https://www.ura.go.ug/index.jsp

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.

RWANDA

PRIVATE SECTOR FEDERATION - RWANDA (PSF)

https://rwandaguide.info/place-details/private-sector-federation-psf

The Private Sector Federation - Rwanda (PSF) is a professional organization, dedicated to promote and represent the interests of the Rwandan business.

RWANDA INVESTMENT AND EXPORT PROMOTION AGENCY (RIEPA)

https://www.l2b.co.za/Company/Rwanda-Investment-and-Export-Promotion-Agency-RIE/20485

Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (RIEPA) - Rwanda is listed on our site as an industry related organisation. Their Contact information is here due to an association with the Lead information we provide. This includes, but is not limited to Private Construction Projects, Tenders within the building sector, Main Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Tradesmen. We are however, not directly affiliated with the company, its divisions, branches or contacts. Since you are currently logged out or not a subscriber, not all components pertaining to this organisation will be available to you.

RWANDA REVENUE AUTHORITY (RRA)

http://www.rra.gov.rw/

The Rwanda Revenue Authority is a government revenue collection agency established by the Parliament of Rwanda. The RRA is charged with enforcing, assessing, collecting, and accounting for the various taxes imposed in Rwanda.

BURUNDI

BURUNDI-ITC

http://www.intracen.org/country/burundi/

Burundi is a small, landlocked country located in the Great Lakes region in Central Africa. Burundi is currently undergoing the transition from a post-conflict state to that of a stable and growing economy. The goal now is to grow an increasingly stable, competitive and diversified economy with enhanced opportunities for productive employment and improved standards of living. Burundi’s very narrow export base has not changed notably over the last decade and its export earnings remain highly dependent on primary products, predominantly coffee and tea. The pursuit of regional integration is corner stone of Burundi’s trade policy, with the country being a member of the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa and more recently joining the East African Community.

BURUNDI REVENUE AUTHORITY (BRA)

http://fortuneofafrica.com/burundi/burundi-revenue-authority/

Office Burundais des Recettes (OBR) is a semi-autonomous public revenue collection institution, created by Law No. 1 / 11 of July 14, 2009.The overall goal of establishing this institution is to reduce poverty through an improved public revenue collection and an improved business environment in Burundi as well.

SOUTH SUDAN

SOUTH SUDAN EXPORTS, IMPORTS, AND TRADE PARTNERS

https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/ssd/

South Sudan is the 138th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, South Sudan exported $1.34B and imported $348M, resulting in a positive trade balance of $994M.