4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition

4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition

4th Africa Tea Convention and Exhibition.
PHOTOS

Facilitating a world class trading platform for African teas.

EATTA at a Glance

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.

Recent Updates

EATTA RESPONSE ON TEA REGULATIONS

11 September 2020

EATTA reponse to Tea Regulations

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 earnings and is one of the leading foreign exchange earners...

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

Brief on Tea Regulations 2020

TMEA Promotes Capacity of Quality Management Systems

 East Africa Tea Trade Association  and TMEA East Africa Inaugurated a Capacity building initiative of Tea Industries in East Africa to implement recognized International Standards(Food Safety Management Systems)

The East Africa Tea Trade Association is excited about this partnership with TradeMark East Africa which is expected to build the capacity of the tea industry in East Africa.

 TradeMark’s support will enable us obtain two international certifications; the Food Safety Management System (ISO 22000:2005) and the Quality Management System (QMS:9001:2008); which will enhance the value of tea produced in East Africa” Said Geoffrey Rimbere.

ISO 22000:2005 Training Participants at Kentmere Club in Limuru held on 16th -18th January 2012

EATTA member countries account for 32% of the total tea exported in the world, through the Mombasa tea auction. The Mombasa tea auction, established and managed by EATTA, is currently the world’s second largest tea auction center after Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Auction has grown by a remarkable 300% in the past 20 years, and it offers teas from all major African tea producing countries, including from Kenya, currently the world’s largest tea exporter. Mombasa auctions are conducted in U.S. Dollars and ensure a steady inflow of hard currency into tea producing countries in Africa.

Some of the challenges faced by the East African tea industry have been how to successfully improve its quality and demand for tea. The impact caused by the implementation of these international certifications by EATTA is expected to increase the volumes of tea being exported through the Mombasa auction and their price due to increased customer confidence with East African tea.

The implementation of both international standards will provide EATTA and the East African tea industry as a whole with a competitive advantage over other competitor teas in the global market by changing perceptions on the quality of East African tea, its identification and harmonization with international standards. Meeting the internationally recognized standards will also provide EATTA and the East African tea trade industry with a number of competitive advantages such as increased efficiency, increased revenue, increased exports, improved employee morale, international recognition, and factual approach to decision-making process, supplier relationships, documentation and consistency to the entire quality management system.

The program was inaugurated in Uganda on 10th August, 2011 with at least 30 participants from the Uganda Tea industries benefiting  from the 3 day training workshop on ISO 22000:2005 Awareness and Internal Auditor. 

 

Membership & Affliliation

Kenya Chamber of Commerce
Federation of Kenya Employers
International Tea Committee
 
 
 

EATTA is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

EATTA is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

East Africa Tea Trade Association is a non-profit organization

ADDRESS

1st Floor, Tea Trade Centre - Nyerere Avenue
P. O. Box 85174-80100
Mombasa - Kenya

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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