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.

Application for EATTA Membership - General Guidelines

The East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) is a voluntary membership organization that brings together Tea Producers, Buyers, Brokers, Packers and Warehousemen, affording them a disciplined environment in which to interact commercially, and to promote the best interests of the trade in Africa. EATTA has been in existence for over 60 years.

A membership application form and certificate of acceptance list is attached for your information.

Please note that detailed rules and regulations regarding the tea auction and trading by members are articulated in the EATTA Rule book.  A copy of the booklet is available at the EATTA Secretariat at a cost of Kshs. 250/=.

AFA Tea Directorate’s Registration Certificate by Kenyan based Producer, Buyer, Broker, Warehouse and Packer applicants must be attached prior to being considered by the EATTA. The Tea Directorate can be contacted on the following address: 

The Tea Directorate can be contacted on the following address:

P.O Box 20064-00200 Nairobi;
Tel 020 2536886;
Email: or P.O Box 903486-80100,
Mombasa, Tel 2314668/2313059,
Email: .

Please contact AFA Tea Directorate prior to submitting your completed application form to EATTA.

Applicants for Membership must be introduced to the Company by a Member (Proposer) and the introduction by the Proposer must be seconded by another Member of the Company (Seconder) both of whom must have been active Member(s) for a minimum period of three years prior to the application for Membership.

Note that the annual subscription fee is paid on a pro rata basis and is therefore determined by the month your application for membership is considered.

Criteria and Requirements for Proposer and Seconder

The Proposer and Seconder shall submit to the Company under separate cover a recommendation letter of the applicant’s suitability for Membership and in the case that the applicant is a corporate entity, the Proposer and Seconder must confirm to the Board that the Directors and Shareholders of the applicant are personally known to the Proposer and Seconder respectively. A Member may only propose or second a maximum of three applicants in any one year.

The Proposer and Seconder will be held fully responsible and liable to the Company for the applicant for a period of two years from the date of acceptance of the applicant as a Member.

Definition of the Various Membership Categories

  • Producers – Any person, firm or company, actively engaged in the growing and/or manufacture of tea, or as agents for tea growers and/or tea manufacturers in Africa.
  • Brokers – Any person, firm or company, established in Africa for the purpose of negotiating the purchase or sale of tea between Members of the Company.
  • Buyers – Any person, firm or company, engaged in buying tea in Africa.
  • Packers – Any person, firm or company, actively engaged in buying tea in Africa for retail.
  • 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.
  • Associate – Any person, firm or company not falling within the above Member Categories and is in the support business of the Company.
  • Management Agent - Any firm or company established in Africa that is appointed by a tea factory limited company through a specific management contract or agreement to perform or offer professional services.

East African Tea Trade Association

February 2022

Recent Updates

The East African Tea Trade Association has a new Managing Director

02 January 2024

Join us in extending a warm welcome to Mr. George Omuga who brings a wealth of experience and a fresh...

EATTA CSR DONATION OF USD 10,000 TO MOMBASA COUNTY FOR DISASTER EMERGENCY

EATTA CSR DONATION OF USD 10,000 TO MOMBASA COUNTY FOR DISASTER EMERGENCY

11 December 2023

In integrating good corporate citizenship into our business strategies, the Board of East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA) donated USD...

Visit by Rwanda High Commissioner

Visit by Rwanda High Commissioner

09 November 2023

We hosted the Rwanda High Commissioner at the Secretariat today. Visiting EATTA was his priority. He expressed gratitude to EATTA...

Focus Group Discussion with Uganda Tea Producer members

Focus Group Discussion with Uganda Tea Producer members

14 August 2023

Description: Focus Group Discussion with Uganda Tea Producer members. Description: Focus Group Discussion with Uganda Tea Producer members. Description: Focus...

Meeting with the KRA Regional Coordinator

Meeting with the KRA Regional Coordinator

03 August 2023

EATTA held a meeting with the KRA Regional Coordinator Southern Region Kenya Mombasa (Name) on Wednesday 2nd August 2023. The...

Consultative Forum with the President

Consultative Forum with the President

02 August 2023

The East African Tea Trade Association was invited to a consultative forum with the President, His Excellency Dr. William Samoei...

Press Release

Press Release

24 May 2023

Press Release by East Africa Tea Trade Association (EATTA) on the insecurity and wanton destruction of property in the tea...

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 RESPONSE ON TEA REGULATIONS

11 September 2020

EATTA reponse to Tea Regulations

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.

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

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Tel: +254 41 2228460 / 2220093 / 2312336
Cell: +254 733 208700/ 722 208699
Fax: +254 41 2225823

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