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East African Community (EAC) Kenya, Uganda



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Syllabus of the Subject

Economic Union - East African Community, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi


  1. Introduction to the East African Community (EAC)
  2. Organs of the East African Community
  3. Economy and Foreign Trade in the EAC Markets;
    1. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Burundi
  4. Investing in the East African Community region
  5. Business Climate Index of the EAC Markets
  6. Developing Strategic Partnerships
  7. Trade Agreements of the East African Community
    1. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
    2. EAC-U.S. Agreement
  8. Customs, Market and Economic Union of the East African Community
  9. Customs Union of the East African Community
  10. Common Market of the East African Community
    1. Free Trade and Economic Integration Agreement
    2. Customs administration
    3. Trade liberalization
    4. Trade-Related Aspects
    5. Export promotion schemes
    6. Special economic zones
    7. Exemption regimes
    8. General provisions
  11. East African Community Common External Tariff
  12. East African Development Bank
  13. East African Court of Justice


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

  1. To understand the goals and functions of the East African Community (EAC)
  2. To evaluate the benefits for the member countries and the areas of cooperation within the East African Community
  3. To analyze the economic integration process (customs union and common market) and the foreign trade among the EAC member countries
  4. To know the role of the East African Development Bank

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business


The Subject “East African Community (EAC)” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Courses: Business in Central Africa, East Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa

Master in Business in Africa, International Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

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Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Communauté Est Africaine Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Comunidade da África Oriental Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Comunidad del África Oriental.

Credits of the Subject “East African Community (EAC)”: 1 ECTS Credits

Masters adapted to the countries of the East African Community (EAC): Kenya: Doctorate, Masters, Foreign Trade, Business Kenya, Tanzania, Masters, International Business Trade Tanzania, Uganda, Masters, International Business Trade Uganda and Rwanda, Masters, International Business Trade Rwanda.

African Economic Integration


Sample - East African Community (EAC):
East African Community (EAC), Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Burundi

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

South Sudan is a member of the East African Community (EAC) since 2016.

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

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

East African Community (EAC) Customs Union

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

  1. The East African Community headquarters are in Arusha (Tanzania)
  2. Total population of the EAC region: 169 million people
  3. Total area: 1,82 million km²
  4. Combined GDP 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 Civilization.

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

Trans-African corridors in the EAC region:

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

United States-East African Community (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

The largest ports in the East African Community region:

  1. Port of Mombasa
  2. Port of Dar es-Salaam

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