East African Community (EAC)

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Subject (Course): The East African Community (EAC): Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the East African Community (EAC).
  2. Customs, Market and Economic Union.
  3. Organs of the Community.
  4. Economy and Foreign Trade in the EAC Markets
  5. Investing in the EAC markets
  6. The Business Climate Index of the EAC markets
  7. Developing Strategic Partnerships of the EAC
  8. Trade Agreements:
    - COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
    - East African Community-US Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement
  9. East African Court of Justice
  10. The EAC Customs Union
  11. The EAC Common Market
    - Customs administration
    - Trade liberalisation
    - Trade-Related Aspects
    - Export promotion schemes
    - Special economic zones
    - Exemption regimes
    - General provisions
  12. The EAC Common External Tariff.
  13. East African Development Bank.

The objectives of the subject “East African Community (EAC)” are:

  1. To understand the goals and functions of the East African Community (EAC)
  2. To evaluate the benefits for member countries and the areas of cooperation within the East African Community
  3. To analyse the process of economic integration (customs union and common market) and foreign trade among the member countries of the East African Community (EAC)
  4. To know the role of the East African Development Bank
Subject “The East African Community (EAC)” is studied…
  1. Doctorate DIB Africa
  2. Courses Doing Business in Central Africa and Eastern Africa
  3. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, Emerging and Frontier Markets, Global Economic Relations, and Global Business (MIB)

Languages of study: En or Fr Communauté Est Africaine Br EAC Es EAC Africa

Credits of the subject “East African Community (EAC)”: 0.5 ECTS

Sample of the subject - East African Community (EAC):
East African Community

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Subject Description (East African Community).

The East African Community (EAC) is an African trade bloc formed by Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.

South Sudan is negotiating the access to the East African Community.

The objective of the East African Community (EAC) is to develop economic links and improve trade relations between Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.

In 2005, the East African Community (EAC) had established the Customs Union; the next step will be the foundation of a Common Market (2010) and finally the Monetary Union.

  1. East African Community headquarters are in Arusha (Tanzania).
  2. The total population of the EAC region: 135 millions of people
  3. The total area: 1,82 million square kilometres
  4. Combined gross domestic product of EAC countries: 84,7 billion dollars
  5. All these countries have Christian majorities.

In 1967 was created the East African Development Bank. The East African Development Bank is owned by Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Other shareholders include the African Development Bank, the Netherlands Development Finance Company, and the German Investment and development company.

Bethwell Ogot was a member of the Legislative Assembly of the East African Community.

The East African Community (EAC) belongs to the African Civilisation.

  1. East African Economic Area
  2. Central African Economic Area

East African Community (EAC) Customs Union:
EAC Customs Union

Trans-African corridors in the EAC region:

  1. Northern Corridor
  2. Cairo-Gaborone
  3. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
  4. North-South Corridor

The largest ports in the East African Community region:

  1. Port of Mombasa
  2. Port of Dar Es Salaam

Rwanda International Trade

Reginald Mengi - Director of the East African Business Council
Reginald Mengi Tanzania

African Northern Corridor

The East African Development Bank
East African Development Bank

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite

East African Rules Origin
East African Rules Origin

US East African Community Agreement

Cairo Gaborone Corridor

Indian Ocean Commission.


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