International Relations of Africa I (Degree Africa)

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International Relations of Africa I (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, fifth semester)


Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Subject - “International Relations of Africa I” (5 ECTS) - Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (fifth semester)

African International Relations

The objective of the subject “International Relations of Africa” is to analyse the economic relations of Africa with the European Union, China, India, the United States, the Arab Countries, South America, the BRICS Countries, Korea, Turkey, France...

Syllabus of the Program: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

  1. Introduction to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  2. Eligibility criteria: countries and products. The case of the African textiles
  3. International Trade between the United States and Africa
  4. Main export markets
  5. Top African suppliers to the US
  6. North American Investment in Africa
  7. African Foreign Trade Centre
  8. Trade agreements between the United States and the African countries
    1. Bilateral investment treaty
    2. Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA)
    3. United States-West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
    4. COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
    5. Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement with the East African Community (EAC)
  9. International Trade United States-Africa
    1. Historical evolution of trade between the United States and Africa under AGOA
    2. Top African export products
    3. Exports by sectors and products
    4. Trade of textiles under AGOA
  10. Case Study:
    1. Handcrafts export growth in Ghana
    2. Senegalese Exporters
    3. African Growers at Floral Show in Atlanta

Objectives of the Program “African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)”:

  1. To understand the objectives of the African Growth and Opportunity Act
  2. To evaluate the admission criteria by country and product eligibility
  3. To understand the general and textiles rules of origin
  4. To analyse the access to the United States market for the African products under the AGOA
  5. To know the trade agreements between the African countries and the US (COMESA, WAEMU, EAC...)
  6. To analyse the International Trade between the African countries and the US

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

  1. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement between the WAEMU and the US
  2. Objectives of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  3. International Trade between the countries of the WAEMU and the US

United States-COMESA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

  1. United States-COMESA countries (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  2. International Trade between the United States and the countries of the COMESA
  3. Advantages of the United States-COMESA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

East African Community (EAC)-United States Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement.

  1. Introduction to the Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement between the East African Community and the US
  2. Objectives of the Association Agreement
  3. International Trade between the countries of the EAC and the US

United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement.

  1. United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
  2. Advantages of the Free Trade Agreement
  3. International Trade United States-Morocco
  4. Business opportunities

Syllabus of the Program: Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)

  1. Introduction to Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC)
  2. Chinese African Policy
  3. FOCAC Summits: Beijing and Sharm el-Sheikh
  4. 5th FOCAC Ministerial Conference
  5. Sino-African International Trade Relations
  6. Declaration and Action Plan of Beijing
  7. International Trade Africa-China

Objectives of the Program “ Sino-African Cooperation (FOCAC)”:

  1. To understand the objectives of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
  2. To know the principles of the Chinese African Policy
  3. To analyse the areas of cooperation between Africa and China
  4. To analyse the International Trade between the African countries and China

Syllabus of the Program: Africa-India Framework for Cooperation.

  1. Africa-India Framework for Cooperation
  2. Second Summit of the Africa-India Forum 2011
  3. Economic relations between Africa and India
  4. International Trade Africa-India
  5. Free Trade Agreements between India and Africa
  6. Indian Duty-free Tariff Preference Scheme for the Least Developed Countries
  7. “Africa Focus” Program
  8. Indo-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  9. Declarations of Delhi and Addis-Abeba

Objectives of the Program “Economic Cooperation between Africa and India”:

  1. To understand the objectives of the Africa-India Framework for Cooperation
  2. To analyse the International Trade and investments between the African countries and India
  3. To explore the free trade agreements between India and Africa (SACU, Mauritius...)
  4. To evaluate the advantages of the Indian Duty-free Tariff Preference Scheme for the Least Developed Countries

India-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Preferential Trade Agreement

  1. India-Southern African Customs Union Preferential Trade Agreement
  2. International Trade between the Republic of India and South Africa

India-Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement

  1. India-Mauritius Association and Economic Cooperation Agreement
  2. India-Mauritius Association Agreement
  3. Chapter on International Trade in merchandises (Preferential Trade Agreement)

Syllabus of the Program: Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) of the European Union.

  1. Introduction to Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) of the European Union
  2. New system of Preferences GSP (2014-2024)
  3. Revised EU trade scheme to help developing countries
  4. GSP Beneficiary countries
  5. New Customs Code of the European Union
  6. The three import regimes of the EU
  7. International Trade of the European Union with the GSP countries
  8. GSP + regime 
    1. Context of the GSP +
  9. Everything But Arms regime (TSA)
    1. Duty-free and quota-free treatment for all least-developed countries
  10. Rules of origin of the Generalised System of Preferences.
    1. Tolerance or De Minimis
    2. Types of cumulation (Bilateral, Regional, Extended)

Objectives of the Program “Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)”:

  1. To know the characteristics of the new Generalised System of Preferences of the EU
  2. To analyse the GSP + and the Everything But Arms regime
  3. To know how to use the rules of origin under the GSP
  4. To know which countries and under what conditions are beneficiaries of the Generalised System of Preferences

Syllabus of the Program: Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership.

  1. Introduction to the Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
  2. Fiduciary Fund European Union-Africa for the infrastructures
  3. Cotonou Agreement
  4. Barcelona Declaration. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  5. European Neighbourhood Policy
  6. Bilateral relations EU-Africa
  7. Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement with South Africa
  8. Association Agreement between the European Union and Algeria
  9. Agreements with Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia

Syllabus of the Program: Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) of the European Union.

  1. Introduction to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)
  2. Union for the Mediterranean
  3. Barcelona Declaration
  4. System of pan-Euro-Mediterranean cumulation of origin
  5. Euro-Mediterranean trade relations
  6. Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement
  7. International Trade of the European Union with the countries of the South of the Mediterranean

Objectives of the Program “Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED)”:

  1. To know the fundamentals of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  2. To investigate the trade relations and Association EU Agreements with the countries of the South of the Mediterranean

Syllabus of the Program: European Neighbourhood Policy (EU).

  1. Introduction to the European Neighbourhood Policy of the European Union
  2. European Neighbourhood Policy with Morocco and Tunisia

Objectives of the Program “European Neighbourhood Policy”:

  1. To know the strategic importance of the European Neighbourhood Policy
  2. To analyse the EU Relations with Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt

Syllabus of the Program: EU-Africa agreements.

EU-South Africa Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement

  1. Introduction to the European Union-South Africa Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement
  2. Main characteristics of the South Africa-European Union Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement

European Union-Algeria Association Agreement.

  1. Introduction to European Union-Algeria Association Agreement
  2. Safeguard measures
  3. System of pan-Euro-Mediterranean cumulation of origin
  4. International Trade Algeria-European Union

European Union-Ivory Coast Economic Association Agreement.

  1. Introduction to the European Union-Ivory Coast Economic Association Agreement
  2. International Trade Ivory Coast-European Union

European Union-Egypt Association Agreement

  1. Introduction to the European Union-Egypt Association Agreement
  2. Main characteristics of the European Union-Egypt Association Agreement

European Union-Morocco Association Agreement

  1. Introduction to the European Union-Morocco Association Agreement
  2. Main characteristics of the Morocco-EU Association Agreement

European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement

  1. Introduction to the European Union-Tunisia Association Agreement
  2. Main characteristics of the Tunisia-European Union Association Agreement
  3. EU-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement

European Union-Southern African Development Community (SADC) Free Trade Agreement

  1. Introduction to the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Southern African Development Community
  2. International Trade Liberalisation

Syllabus of the Program: Africa-European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Egypt-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement

  1. Introduction to the Egypt-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement
  2. Topics covered in the Egypt-EFTA Trade Agreement
  3. International Trade between the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and the Arab Republic of Egypt

Morocco-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement

  1. Introduction to the Morocco-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement
  2. Topics covered in the Morocco-EFTA Trade Agreement
  3. International Trade between the European Free Trade Association and the Kingdom of Morocco

Tunisia-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement

  1. Introduction to the Tunisia-European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Free Trade Agreement
  2. Topics covered in the Tunisia-EFTA Trade Agreement
  3. International Trade between the European Free Trade Association and the Republic of Tunisia

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement

  1. Introduction to the Southern African Customs Union-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement
  2. Topics covered in the SACU-EFTA Trade Agreement
  3. International Trade between the European Free Trade Association and the Southern African Customs Union

Syllabus of the Program: Interactions of the African Civilisation with other civilisations

Analysis of the economic interactions of the African Civilisation with...

  1. Islamic Civilisation
  2. Hindu Civilisation
  3. Western Civilisation
  4. Sinic Civilisation
  5. Buddhist Civilisation
  6. Orthodox Civilisation

We Trust in Africa

  1. ECTS = European Transfer and Accumulation System
  2. CECT = Credit of Capitalisable and Transferable Evaluation (CAMES)

Samples: the International Relations of Africa I (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business, e-learning, fifth semester)

Forum on China-Africa Cooperation

Africa-India Forum Framework for Cooperation

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)

African Growth Opportunity Act AGOA

Language of the subject “International Relations of Africa I” of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business (fifth semester): English or Spanish Licenciatura África French Licence Afrique Portuguese Bachelor's Degree Africa



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