• About EATTA
    About EATTA

    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 two hundred member companies extending across the East and Central African borders.

  • The Second Africaa Tea Convention and Exhibition
    The Second Africaa Tea Convention and Exhibition
  • Tea Producers
    Tea Producers

    These are member companies involved in the tea planting, farming, harvesting and production of tea. The companies do production, trading and value addition of tea. Producers teas are presented by brokers at the Weekly Tea Auction held in Mombasa. The factory/farmers owns the registration mark, sends a sample of their produce to brokers in Mombasa who then send the samples to buyers for evaluation before the auction day.

  • Auction Proceedings at Tea Trade Centre
    Auction Proceedings at Tea Trade Centre

    Mombasa has gained a reputation as a centre for some of the best CTC top grades in the world and an international blending floor with teas coming from within and outside Africa for blending. The variety of quality and progressively increased quantities offered have made Mombasa the second largest black tea auction centre in the world.

  • Tea Warehouse
    Tea Warehouse

    The Warehouse's function is in keeping physical custody of the tea to safeguard the interests of both the Producer and the Buyer. In this respect, the Warehouse 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 until the time the tea is placed in the vessel for onward transmission to the final consuming country.

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Latest Events

Fri Oct 24, 2014 @08:00 - 12:00AM
National Tea Conference and Dinner
Sat Aug 30, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Social Weekend
Fri Aug 29, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
Social Weekend
Sat Apr 26, 2014 @08:00 - 05:00PM
EATTA Sports Day

Primary Functions

The primary functions of the Association are:

  • To facilitate the Mombasa Tea Auction operations Maintain discipline in the trade by ensuring compliance with the constitution.
  • To promote the best interests of the Tea Trade in Africa.
  • To compile and circulate statistical information to assist members in their operations.
  • To help solve trade problems affecting members collectively.
  • To organize social and educational programmes for members.

Core Values

In its endeavor to realize its vision and mission, EATTA upholds the following core values:

  • Governance – We uphold principles of good governance.
  • Professionalism, transparency and ethical trading practices – we observe high degree of probity in our undertakings.
  • Creativity and innovation – We believe in continuous improvements on how we conduct our operations.
  • Service and value creation to members - Members’ development and satisfaction are at the centre of our operations.
  • Sustainability – We manage our resources responsibly for continuity.
  • Competitiveness – We believe in a level playing field that will allow fair competition between businesses.

Core Business

The broad objectives of EATTA are:

  • Promotion of orderly sale of tea among members in Africa;
  • Lobbying and advocacy; and
  • Marketing and membership support.

Specifically, the objectives are as follows:

  • To manage tea buying and selling, including the Tea Auction.
  • To lobby regulatory and statutory bodies in member countries to create an enabling business environment for our members along the value chain.
  • To facilitate interaction between members and stakeholders.
  • To facilitate effective access to market and other relevant industry trade information.
  • To facilitate linkages of members to international markets.

Our Projects

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