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East African Community

The East African Community is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania, with its Headquarters located in Arusha, Tanzania. The East African Heads of State signed the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community in Arusha on 30th November 1999. Rwanda and Burundi joined the East African Community on 30th November 2006 and formally acceded to the EAC Treaty on 1st July 2007.

Provisions for SQMT in the EAC Treaty

Chapter 13 Article 81 of the EAC Treaty provides for cooperation among Partner States in Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing (SQMT).  In 2004, the Partner States started the development of the EAC SQMT Bill which culminated in the enactment of the EAC SQMT Act, 2006. The SQMT Act, 2006 created the provision for the establishment of the East African Committee.

EAS CATALOGUE 2009 [pdf, 3.1MB]