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Syllabus of the Subject: COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

  1. Introduction to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  2. Institutional framework of the Tripartite Agreement
  3. Areas of intervention of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  5. Trade-Related mechanisms
  6. Trade and transport facilitation
  7. Development of Infrastructure
  8. Corridors and infrastructure in the COMESA-SADC-EAC Tripartite Area
  9. North-South Corridor (NSC)
  10. Case Study: Mechanism for Reporting, Monitoring, and Eliminating Non-Tariff Barriers
  11. African continental free-trade area

The objectives of the subject “COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement” are the following:

  1. To understand the goals (single customs union) and the areas of cooperation of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  2. To evaluate the benefits for the members of the tripartite
  3. To understand the advantages of the tripartite free-trade area (FTA)
  4. To analyse the trade facilitation programs, transport corridors, and removal of non-tariff barriers of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
  5. To understand the tripartite agreement as a step towards the African continental free-trade area
The Subject (e-learning) “COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)” is part of the following Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Master's Degrees: Sub-Saharan Africa, BRICS Countries (South Africa), Frontier Markets, Economic Relations, Global Business
  3. Courses (e-learning): Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, and Regional Integration in Africa
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

African Students, Master's Degree in Business, EENI Business School & HA University

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Post-secondary Education in French Tripartite COMESA-EAC-SADC Tertiary Education in Portuguese Tripartido COMESA-EAC-SADC Higher Education in Spanish Tripartito COMESA-EAC-SADC

Credits of the subject “COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite”: 0.1 ECTS Credits

Sample of the subject: COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

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Description of the Subject (Online Learning): COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA).


- Twenty-six countries representing near 527 million people (57% of the African Union's population).

- GDP= 624 billion dollars (58% of the African Union's GDP).

The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement consists of...

COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) members economies: Burundi, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, the Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

EAC (East African Community) members: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.

SADC (Southern African Development Community) members: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, the Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Comparative table of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement:
Members COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite

The main objective of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite is the creation of a single economic space:

  1. Free-Trade Area
  2. Customs Union
  3. Monetary Union
  4. Common Market

Moreover, the improvement of infrastructures in the region.

The topics covered by the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA are:

  1. Non-tariff barriers
  2. Rules of Origin
  3. Customs Cooperation
  4. Transit facilities
  5. Trade remedies
  6. Competition Policy
  7. Standards
  8. Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
  9. Movement of Businessman
  10. Intellectual property rights
  11. Dispute Settlement

The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA belongs to the African Civilisation.

  1. Southern African Economic Area
  2. East African Economic Area
  3. Central African Economic Area

Main corridors in the Tripartite Region.

  1. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. Tripoli-Windhoek
  3. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  4. Lagos-Mombasa

The largest ports in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite region:

  1. Port Said
  2. Suez Canal
  3. Port Sudan
  4. Port of Djibouti
  5. Port of Mombasa
  6. Port of Dar Es Salaam
  7. Port of Luanda
  8. Port of Maputo
  9. Port of Durban

North-South Corridor (Africa)

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

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