How To Trade With EAC

Intra-EAC Trade

1.    Intra-EAC Exports
Products that originate in EAC DO NOT attract import tariff in the destination EAC country provided that such products meet the EAC Rules of Origin and the exporter obtains the Certificate of Origin for relevant authority as proof that the products are originating from the EAC. The EAC Rules of Origin for each product and where the Certificate of the Rules of Origin are to be obtained are provided against each tariff line under the import tariff section of this website.

Other than the Rules of Origin, some products require export permits. The products where export permit is needed are listed under the requirements and taxes section of this website.  

2.    Intra-EAC Imports
Products originating from the EAC ARE NOT charged any import tariff in the importing EAC country. Some products that are imported into any of the EAC country are however required to meet specific market access requirements. These products and the specific requirements as notified by each of the EAC country are listed under the requirements and taxes section of this website.  

Extra-EAC Trade

1.    Extra-EAC Exports
Exports originating from the EAC countries to the rest of the world are subjected to the conditions that specific destination market requires. This website provides a link to the websites where such conditions are stipulated, focusing on regions where the EAC has preferential market access arrangement:
EU Market
AGOA

2.    Extra-EAC Imports
Imports of products from outside the EAC are subjected to Common External Tariff (CET). Some products that are imported into any of the EAC country are however required to meet specific market access requirements. These products and the specific requirements as notified by each of the EAC country are listed under the requirements and taxes section of this website.

East African Community

  • http://www.eac.int
  • East African Community Headquarters
    EAC Close
    P.O. Box 1096
    Arusha, Tanzania
  • T: +255 27 2504253/8
  • F: +255 27 2504255
  • E: eac@eachq.org