Who we are:
EACCIA is the apex Chamber with the mandate to facilitate the work of the national chambers of commerce and industry in the East African Community member states. It was legally incorporated in Nairobi, Kenya, on 22nd September 2005 and formally launched in Arusha, Tanzania, in February 2006. This was as a result of an MOU which had been signed in 2003 by the three chambers of commerce of the then East African Community member states.
Our membership currently includes the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA), Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI), Uganda Allied Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (UACCIA), Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ZNCCIA), Private Sector Federation of Rwanda (PSFR) and the Chambre Federale de Commerce et d’Industrie du Burundi (CFCIB). We also collaborate very closely with the South Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SSCCIA), Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (SLCCIA), as well as the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), the continental chamber which is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The main objective of EACCIA is to lobby for the creation of a conducive environment for cross border trade and investment, within the context of regional integration. Broadly speaking, our main objective is to lobby the regional governments for the creation of conducive business environment. As is the mandate of all chambers of commerce worldwide, the role of EACCIA is to facilitate trade and we do this by supporting our constituent chambers serve their members efficiently particularly in facilitating intra-EAC, intra-continental trade.
For more information please visit: http://www.eastafricanchamber.org/