East African Tea Trade Association

Facilitating a world class trading platform for African teas.

Marketing

Best Value for African Tea in the Global Market

Tea Auction

Promotion of orderly sale of tea among members in Africa.

Member Countries

10

Members

267

Teas Sold In Tons

545954

Value in Billions

120

EATTA at a Glance

The East African Tea Trade Association is a voluntary organization bringing together Tea Producers, Buyers (Exporters), Brokers, Tea Packers and Warehouses, all working to promote the best interests of the Tea Trade in Africa. Currently, membership comprises over three hundred companies extending across the East and Central African borders. EATTA mandated to promote and facilitate the interests of all the stakeholders in the tea trade in Africa by creating an enabling business environment geared towards maintaining global standards and delivering tea products to the customers in the most profitable way.

Vision: To be the leading tea trade association globally

Mission: To facilitate a world class trading platform for African teas and provide sustainable service to members.

Core Business

TEA AUCTION

Promotion of orderly sale of tea among members in Africa through facilitation of the Mombasa Tea Auction operations and ensuring compliance with the constitution.

LOBBYING & ADVOCACY

To lobby regulatory and statutory bodies in member countries to create an enabling business environment for our members along the value chain.

MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT

To facilitate effective access to market and other relevant industry trade information.

INFORMATION CENTRE

To compile and circulate statistical information to assist members in their operations.

Tea Warehouses

The Producer delivers the Teas to a Warehouse of his choice in Mombasa depending on the condition of sale. The receiving Warehouse ensures that the Tea is received in good condition and all the documentation is correctly prepared.

  • Public Warehouses – Any person, firm or company, established in Africa warehousing teas being sold in accordance with the EATTA General Trading Rules and EATTA Trading Regulations.
  • Private Warehouses - Any person, firm or company, established in Africa warehousing teas being sold in accordance with the EATTA General Trading Rules and EATTA Trading Regulations. This are warehouses where the owner of the warehouses holds his own tea, part of which is transit tea or Non-Kenyan EAC tea.

The Warehouse should be an EATTA approved Warehouse in conformity with the Association's specified minimum standards. The Warehouseman's function, in keeping physical custody of the tea, is to safeguard the interests of both the Producer and the Buyer. In this respect, the Warehouseman acts at one time as the agent of the Producer and at another time the Buyer's agent. His involvement with the tea starts on the day the Producer's lorry arrives with the tea in Mombasa until the time the tea is placed in the vessel for onward transmission to the final consuming country.

The Factory accords each consignment an identification number, known as a Factory invoice number. The Warehouse documents, prepared on receipt of the consignment should relate to the Factory details showing the weight per package, the mode of packing and grade. The Warehouseman has to ensure that the tea remains intact both in respect of quality and quantity and is ready for delivery on demand. These functions require extensive capital investment in buildings, machinery, equipment and dedicated staff. There are currently eighteen Warehouse members of the EATTA.

Once collected by Buyers, most Teas are exported in original packaging. Where required as a service to Overseas Buyers, Teas are "blended" to a particular standard and price. This has many benefits of cost saving for the Buyer and provides employment opportunities in Mombasa.

Nearly all Teas shipped from Mombasa are moved in containers either 20 or 40 ft which is a most effective mode of transport, virtually eliminating damage and losses in transit.

The Tea Trade is very much a Team affair and the Team players of Producer - Warehouseman - Broker - Buyer are all very interdependent on each other.

Application for EATTA Membership - General Guidelines

EATTA Warehouse Members

Recent Updates

Fifth African Tea Convention & Exhibition

17 May 2022

The East African Tea Trade Association in collaboration with the Burundi Tea Authority (OTB) will be conducting the 5th African...

EATTA POSITION ON THE REVIEW OF DRAFT TEA REGULATIONS, 2020

EATTA POSITION ON THE REVIEW OF DRAFT TEA REGULATIONS, 2020

06 May 2020

The performance of the tea industry is vital to the Kenyan economy. Tea accounts for approximately 26% of Kenya’s export...

Tea Farmers urged to focus on improving quality of Tea

Tea Farmers urged to focus on improving quality of Tea

05 August 2019

Tea farmers urged to focus on improving quality of Tea

EATTA calls on farmers not to focus solely on raising tea volumes

EATTA calls on farmers not to focus solely on raising tea volumes

05 August 2019

The East African Tea Trade Association is appealing to tea farmers across the country to focus on producing higher quality...

US Ambassador Kyle McCarter

US Ambassador Kyle McCarter

21 June 2019

EATTA was honored to host the US ambassador to Kenya His excellency Kyle McCarter when he visited Mombasa Tea Auction...

Kentrade

21 May 2019

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ADVOCACY

ADVOCACY

07 March 2019

EATTA Chairman signs an agreement with BAF to receive Kshs. 16.7 million Advocacy funds for the tea sector.

Average Prices Per Grade Year 2018

21 February 2019

Grades data

KPMG TOP 100 AWARDS

KPMG TOP 100 AWARDS

30 November 2018

EATTA participated and bagged two awards during the KPMG Top 100 ceremony held at the Carnivore Hotel, Nairobi on Friday...

Prequalification of Suppliers

11 September 2018

EATTA prequalification of suppliers year 2019-2020 Guidelines for Prequalification of Suppliers 2019-2020 Prequalification of Suppliers CCTV disposal

Inside Business Featuring Tea industry

19 December 2016

The Managing Director Mr. Edward mudibo interview on K24 inside business

EATTA CSR 2016

EATTA CSR 2016

22 September 2016

The East African Tea Trade Association is a progressive and socially aware organization. As such we are dedicated to integrating...

Mombasa International Show

08 September 2016

The Mombasa International Show (MIS) was established in 1903 and is situated on the North Coast of the Coastal Resort...

Prequalification of Suppliers

29 August 2016

Pre-qualification of Suppliers Tender (2017-2018) - East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) is in the process of compiling its list...

 Visit by the CS, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MOALF) Hon. Willy Bett

Visit by the CS, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MOALF) Hon. Willy Bett

02 August 2016

On Tuesday 12th April 2016, EATTA hosted the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Hon. Willy Bett, the Acting Interim Head of...

Membership & Affiliation

Kenya Chamber of Commerce
Federation of Kenya Employers
International Tea Committee
 
 
 

EATTA is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

EATTA is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Tel: +254 41 2228460 / 2220093 / 2312336
Cell: +254 733 208700/ 722 208699
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