Become a member

EABC is an important partner of the East African Community. We assist and advise business on EAC policies, regulations and laws, offer direct interventions and advice on resolving on trade and investment concerns i.e. NTBs, trade & business restrictions inconsistent with EAC agreements. 

EABC is the voice of the private sector in East Africa and has Observer Status at the EAC level. This offers an authentic avenue to present and articulate the private sector agenda and concerns to the EAC Council of Minister and the Presidential Summit in a bid to inform policy decisions to facilitate trade and investments. EABC membership is open to national, sectorial, regional associations, corporates and SMEs with interest and operations in the EAC the region.  

Together, we will support the growth and expansion of your business across EAC borders and beyond. 

Influence Policies in East Africa 

EABC is the most credible platform for businesses to present barriers to trade & investments and jointly chart out solutions to ease the cost of doing business, drive growth on intra-regional trade and investments in a bid to advance reforms for a diversified, competitive, export-led, integrated and sustainable economy in East Africa.   

  Research for evidence-based advocacy on policy development and implementation 

  High-level public-private dialogues with Ministers and Heads of State 

  CEO RoundTable on East African Integration 

  Inclusion of private sector views in EAC Policy formulation and negotiations 

  Joint Formulation of Annual EABC Policy Advocacy Agenda 

  Direct Support & Intervention by EABC Officers on trade concerns i.e. NTBs, trade & business restrictions inconsistent with EAC agreements 

  East Africa Barometer on Trade in Services   

  East Africa Trade and Investment Barometer and Outlook  


Capacity Building   

We offer trainings, mentorship, coaching, webinars, and capacity building programmes on trade opportunities in EAC, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreements and other global developments.  


  AfCFTA Trade in Goods 

  AfCFTA Trade in Services 

  AfCFTA Rules of Origin 

  East African Standards & SPS regulations 

  Circular economy  

  Double Taxation 

Growth & Market Information 

Grow and expand you business across EAC borders through our strategic networks, market intelligence tools and first hand trade advisory support. Make informed busines decisions and get increase you company’s  competive edge.  

  EABC Insights on East African Business Outlook  

  Advisory services on EAC trade laws  

  East Africa Budget Analysis  

  Trade and investment Updates 

  Access to market intelligence on regulatory developments in the EAC  

  Trade online via  

  Access to our newsletter on trade & investment updates in EAC, continental and global arena 

  Business 2 Business Networking 

  Overseas trade missions and exhibitions 

  Study tours & Industrial visits 

  Discounted rates and preferential seating for EABC flagship events and exhibitions 

Connection to our networks   

  Connections are the heart of business success. In East African Business Council, you’ll quickly meet the right people, suppliers, customers, referalls and start building meaningful connections to do business in East Africa . 

  EABC connects more than 100 business associations and 100,000 members in East Africa. 

Credibility & Visibility  

  We elevate you company reputation and credibility. Get digital endorsement of “Proudly East African & EABC Member”  

  EABC Certificate of membership 

  Share opinion and insights to be featured in EABC journals and newsletters 

  Free Advert in East Africa Business Directory  

  Advert in the EABC Annual Report 

Right to Vote during the EABC Annual General Meeting and being part of EABC Board 

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