Standards, Quality Infrastructure (SQI), Sanitary And Phytosanitary (SPS)

TMEA supported EAC Partner States to manage various aspects and standards related constraints to movement and safety of traded goods, particularly in the context of COVID-19. For example, we aided the development of guidelines for the manufacture, use and disposal of various personal protective equipment (PPE).


TMEA-EAC partnership programme (TEPP)

TMEA is the EAC Secretariat’s most instrumental partner in contributing to the realisation of regional integration objectives. In the year under review, the following were achieved:
Single Customs Territory: Development of the Single Customs Territory (SCT) information sharing platform, and its implementation strategy commenced, and a draft business process redesign with detailed business requirements developed. img

Information Communication Technology For Trade (ICT4T)

Trade Logistics Information Pipeline (TLIP) for the horticulture value chain was piloted, enabling digital consolidation of 29 consignments, and successful exchange of five key trade documents generated through the Kenya Electronic Single Window, with agencies in Netherlands. TLIP helps to eliminate manual exchange of mandatory import and export trade documents, thus reducing time and increasing transparency. img

Trade Policy

Authorised Economic Operators (AEO): A review of the EAC Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme and training materials against the World Customs Organisation (WCO) SAFE Framework of Standards revealed that 25 out of 27 measures were compliant. Meanwhile, 16 Rwanda and Burundi companies joined the AEO Programme, raising the number to 136. img