Subject (Course): The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Syllabus:
- Introduction to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
- Institutional framework
- Areas of intervention
- Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
- Trade-Related mechanisms.
- Trade and transport facilitation
- Infrastructure development
- Corridors and infrastructure in the COMESA-SADC-EAC Tripartite Area
- Case Study: Mechanism for Reporting, Monitoring, and Eliminating Non-Tariff Barriers
The objectives of the subject “The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement” are:
- To understand the goals (single customs union) and the areas of cooperation of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
- To evaluate the benefits for members of the tripartite
- To understand the advantages of the tripartite free trade area (FTA)
- To analyse the programs of trade facilitation, transport corridors, and removal of non-tariff barriers of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
- To understand the tripartite agreement as a step towards the African continental free trade area
Sample of the subject: COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
Subject Description: The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
- Twenty-six countries representing near 527 millions of people (57% of African Union's population).
- GDP= 624 billion dollars (58% of African Union's GDP).
The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement consists of...
The 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, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The EAC (East African Community) members: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi
The SADC (Southern African Development Community) members: Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Comparative table of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement:
The main objectives of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite are the creation of a
single economic space:
- Free Trade Area
- Customs Union
- Monetary Union
- Common Market
Moreover, the improvement of infrastructures in the region.
Topics covered by the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA are:
- Non-tariff barriers
- Rules of Origin
- Customs Cooperation
- Transit facilities
- Trade remedies
- Competition Policy
- Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
- Movement of businessperson
- Dispute Settlement
The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA belongs to the African Civilisation.
- Southern African Economic Area
- East African Economic Area
- Central African Economic Area
The main corridors in the Tripartite Region.
- Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
- Beira-Lobito Corridor
The largest ports in the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite region:
- Port Said
- Suez Canal
- Port Sudan
- Port of Djibouti
- Port of Mombasa
- Port of Dar Es Salaam
- Port of Luanda
- Port of Maputo
- Port of Durban