The Launch of the Swedish – East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC).

THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY FLAG The 16th of November 2010 marks the date when the newly established Swedish – East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC) will be holding their launching-event at the Swedish Trade’s headquarter in Stockholm. Relations between Sweden and eastern Africa go back at least 50 years. East-Africa is made up by Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda who have now formed a political/commercial union, the East African Community (EAC). Officials from the Swedish Foreign Ministry, Trade organizations, Ambassadors and independent entrepreneurs all focused to do business with the EAC will appear at SWEACCs launch.


EAC has a strong ambition to develop through trade rather than aid and has therefore an agenda to appear as a strong and desirable partner to the developed countries in other parts of the world


-       2005 a customs union was established


-       2010 a common market has been established


-       2010 free movement of labour and services is gradually being introduced


-       A federation of East Africa is the ultimate objective


EAC is a market of 130 million inhabitants and has had a BNP growth of 7-8% in the first decade of the 2000 millennium. Many Swedish companies are already established in the region and are enjoying success. Competition today is rather weak as all too many companies are focusing on markets in Asia.


The economy is in mainly based on agriculture but there large opportunities to trade and invest in other business segments. EAC welcomes newcomers with generous benefits. This chamber will be a platform for networking between business people interested in trade with the EAC. It will be event-driven and will be offering interesting opportunities for its members to meet and to listen to informative presentations around current matters in the EAC.


Africa’s Potential has been highly active when it comes to structuring, organizing and creating the SWEACC. If you might be interested in attending this milestone event, please email: in order to know more about the details surrounding the launch-event the 16th of November.

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4 Responses to “The Launch of the Swedish – East African Chamber of Commerce (SWEACC).”

  1. Henrik Halleen says:

    November 13th, 2010 at 18:47

    Where is Swedish Trade’s headquarter in Stockholm and what time is the event.

  2. Emre Gürler says:

    November 14th, 2010 at 12:40

    I’ve already sent you an E-mail with all the details.

  3. Charles Kahuthu says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 11:12

    Hi, my name is Charles Kahuthu, the CEO/Regional Coordinator for the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA). I am very impressed with this new Swedish-East African Chamber of Commerce and I would like to congratulate the founders. For us at EACCIA, which brings together all the Chambers of Commerce of East Africa, I would like to propose cooperation and collaboration between our two sister Chambers. Once again, congratulation. I look forward to engaging with your Chamber in the coming days.

  4. Emre Gürler says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 11:18

    Habari gani Charles!

    Thank you very much for you comments and ideas. I’m going to forward your message to the entire board of SWEACC, in order to see how we can link each other up and perhaps you can meetup the Green Tech 4 Africa (see the bloggpost on this on the firstpage) delegation which are coming to Kenya in November.

    Kwa heri,


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