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Area (incl. water): 1.82 million sq. km
GDP (market prices): $147.5 billion
GDP per capita: $1,014
EAC Headquarters: Arusha, Tanzania
Languages: English, Kiswahili
Summit Chairman: H.E. Jakaya Kikwete
Council Chairperson: Hon. Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe
Secretary General: Amb. Richard Sezibera
NOVEMBER 30, 1993:
Signing of Agreement for the Establishment of the Permanent Tripartite Commission for East African Co-operation.

NOVEMBER 30, 1999:
Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC signed.

JULY 7, 2000:
Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC enters into force.

Useful Reading

The East African Community Treaty
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EAC Development Strategy
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East African Community Gazette
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The Community (Official Magazine)

The Community Magazine
The Community is a regular publication with updates on EAC activities. Read Online Download Your Free Copy Here


A host of tools for you to use

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The EAC has variety of resources available to its visitors both on and offline; and these include the EAC Library, the EAC Photo Service and...

EAC Dictionary

Common terms used in EAC work

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The EAC Dictionary is a glossary of common terms, acronymns and abbreviations used on EAC websites and/or in its publications....

EAC Chronicle

Key dates in the EAC's history

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The EAC Chronicle details the key dates, activities and events in the journey of the EAC; from a Co-operation in 1993 to a Community in 1999...


Questions, compliments, complaints

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If you have questions to ask about anything relating to the EAC, our Frequently Asked Questions section might be a good place to start....