COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite (Master, Doctorate)

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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. Infrastructure Development
  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. The 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 tripartite members
  3. To understand the advantages of the tripartite free-trade area (FTA)
  4. To analyse the trade facilitation programs, transport corridors, and non-tariff barriers removal of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite
  5. To understand the tripartite agreement as a step towards the African Continental Free-Trade Area

The Subject “COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Courses: Business in Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, African Economic Integration
  2. Doctorates: African Business, Global Trade
  3. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, Economic Relations, International Business

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  1. Eastern African Students: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Malawi, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
  2. Southern African Students: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  3. Northern African Students: Egypt and Libya

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Tripartite COMESA-EAC-SADC Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Tripartido COMESA-EAC-SADC Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Tripartito COMESA-EAC-SADC

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

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Description of the Online Subject: 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  GDP of the African Union).

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 area:

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

Moreover, the improvement of the regional infrastructures.

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

  1. Non-tariff, Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
  2. Rules of Origin
  3. Customs Cooperation
  4. Transit facilities
  5. Trade remedies
  6. Competition Policy
  7. Standards
  8. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  9. Businessman Movement
  10. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  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

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 (Master Africa, Course)

Cairo-Gaborone Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

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