Setting Up and Operating an Investment in EAC

    Each Partner State has put in place investment procedures to guide investments. The investment procedures can be classified under three categories:

    1. Key investment procedures that include procedures on:
      1. Starting a business
      2. Hiring labour
      3. Obtaining work and resident permits where applicable
      4. Paying taxes
      5. Acquiring land and property
      6. Building and constructing
    2. Trade procedures
    3. Other procedures that include procedures on:
      1. Sectoral permits
      2. Export processing zones
      3. Special economic zones
      4. Investment incentives

    Partner States have put in place legal and institutional frameworks for handling all the above investment procedures. Investment procedures in each Partner State are in Articles 15- 23 of the Uganda Investment Code Act 2019; Articles10-13,15-21of the Rwanda Investment Promotion and Facilitation Act 2015; Articles17-18 of the Tanzania Investment Act 1997; Articles 23-31 of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion and Protection Authority Act 2018; and Articles 3-11 of the Kenya Investment Promotion Act 2014. The investment Promotion Act 2009 of South Sudan does not have any provisions on investment procedures. Also, institutional frameworks are represented at the One Stop Investment Centres in each of the Partner States. 

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    Burundi

    The government of Burundi has undertaken several legal reforms and has established regulatory institutions in various sectors of the economy to create a conducive environment for investment. The Government of Burundi’s official attitude toward foreign direct investment is reflected in the new Inv...


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    Kenya

    The Government of Kenya recognizes the critical role investments play in economic development and realization of Vision 2030 objectives. To this end, Kenya has streamlined business licensing regimes and adopted online investment facilitation portals to ensure faster registration and approval of i...


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    Rwanda

    Rwanda has comprehensively improved its business environment through enactment of the Investment Code 2015 on Investment and Export Promotion and Facilitation as the main law governing the country’s investment regime. The Investment Code calls for equal treatment of foreign and local investors. T...


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    South Sudan

    The government has also taken specific steps to promote investment in the country. Some of these include:

    1. Establishment of South Sudan Investment Authority (SSIA);
    2. Development of investments laws which spell out the investment guidelines in the country;
    3. Equal treatment and opportunity for local and international investors; and Enactment of specific laws that support investment by making provisions for attractive fiscal regimes, protection of industrial and intellectual property rights, credible guarantee of legal security and investment stabilit...

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    Tanzania

    The Government has taken significant measures and reforms to liberalize its economy and encourage both foreign and domestic local private investment to realize National Development Vision 2025. The vision spells out national long term development goals priorities and directions, and aims amongst...


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    Uganda

    The Investment Code Act 1991 led to the establishment of Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to promote and facilitate local and foreign investments. With the passage of time, coupled with local, regional and global economic development and a growing competitive environment for investment and for p...


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