Ministry of East African Community Affairs Uganda

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

The EAC is home to 150 million citizens, of which 22% is urban population. With a land area of 1.82 million square kilometres and a combined Gross Domestic Product of US$ 146 billion (EAC Statistics for 2016), its realisation bears great strategic and geopolitical significance and prospects for the renewed and reinvigorated EAC.

Pillars of EAC Regional Integration

Widening and deepening economic, political, social and cultural integration in order to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value-added production, trade and investments.
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Customs Union

Customs Union

Through the Customs Union Protocol, trade within the EAC region has been enhanced significantly.

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Common Market

Common Market

EAC guides the free movement of goods, people, labour, services and capital from one Partner State to another ...

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Monetary Union

Monetary Union

The East African Monetary Union Protocol provides for the attainment of a single currency for daily transactions within ...

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Political Federation

Political Federation

The EAC Partner States envisage coming together to form a super-state under a single political authority / government.

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