Trade and Markets East Africa (TMEA) is a multi-donor funded aid for trade agency established as a company limited by Guarantee, to support the growth of trade - both regional and international- in East Africa. Established in 2010, and funded by Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, TMEA is focused on ensuring gains from trade result in tangible gains for East Africans, in line with the EAC’s Development Strategy. TMEA’s overarching mission is to promote rapid advances in East Africa’s integration, trade and global competitiveness for all East Africans.

TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali and works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, the private sector and civil society organisations to increase trade by unlocking economic potential through increased physical access to markets, an enhanced trade environment and improved business competitiveness.