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 Delegation Booking Form here, Exhibition Space Booking Form here, and the
Floor Plan here.

East Africa Trade Week 2018

In hosting the East African Trade Week 2018, our primary objective is to promote economic growth in the region and the continent, at large, through the network of Chambers of Commerce and business associations and to advance the East African Community (EAC) regional integration as well as Africa-wide development agenda, as championed by the African Union Commission (AUC), notably, the Boosting of Intra-African Trade (BIAT) to accelerate and deepen the con t's market integration by ensuring that we realize the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agenda. The continental chambers of commerce and industry, through the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) are some of the key drivers of CFTA. The objective of the EATW 2018 is to promote investment and trade through partnerships and joint ventures in key sectors such as agriculture and agro-allied ventures, financial services, small and medium enterprises, textiles and infrastructure. It will institutionalize strategic economic partnership between the East African Community member States, rest of Africa and Globe. It is seen as the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between the rest of the Continent and East Africa with the rest of the globe for mutual benefits.  The target countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, in the Eastern Africa region. The EATW will also feature some national and regional project portfolios with regional investment and export trade opportunities that require international financing and partnerships. Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi. DATE: 3rd – 6th April, 2018. More information about this event will be posted soon.

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