Background

Welcome to the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

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.

Broadly speaking, its main objective is to lobby the regional governments for the creation of a conducive business environment for cross border trade and investment within the context of the East African Customs Union and Common Market Protocol. It is expected to dialogue with various organs of the East African Community, national, as well as international institutions, impacting on business to facilitate this. Apart from its advocacy role, the EACCIA is also expected to undertake some development projects on behalf of its constituent Chambers. 

 Upon incorporation, the Board of the EACCIA comprised the Presidents of constituent Chambers and at least two other elected officials from each Chamber. The Chief Executives of constituent Chambers were ex-official members of the Board.  The Chairmanship of the Board rotated among the Presidents of the regional chambers on an annual basis. The current Board comprises of two representatives from constituency chambers, including Burundi and Rwanda and the EACCIA Chief Executive Officer who is the Secretary to the Board. The CEOs of the various chambers sit at the Board as ex-official members.

EACCIA News

EAOGS 2018

Global Event Partners of the UK, the organizers of East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) in partnership with East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) are inviting delegates, speakers, sponsors, media groups, corporates, investors, government officials and other professionals to a summit and exhibition where, in 2018 this prestigious, government-led summit and exhibition will once again provide a platform for East African ministries and the national oil companies to engage with international and local investors to examine the hugely significant opportunities across the East Africa region. To join the event, download the registration form here.

Horasis Asia Meeting - 2017

East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) would like to announce the Horasis Asia Meeting. Horasis will convene the 2017 Horasis Asia Meeting in Kolkata/India on 26-27 November, co-hosted by the Government of West Bengal and the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The annual Horasis Asia Meeting is Asia's foremost gathering of the region's most senior leaders from business and government. The Horasis Asia Meeting is poised to be the ideal platform to explore and advance regional cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth. Being India’s gateway to ASEAN and the whole of Asia, Kolkata is the ideal location to advance the region's economic, political and social agenda. The Horasis Asia Meeting will also reflect on the West Bengal government’s priorities and policies towards a profound renaissance centred on its embeddedness within Asia.  

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