Adaptation Eastern Africa Students

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Adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the Eastern Africa Students (Bachelor's Degree in International Trade, e-learning)


Bachelor's Degree in International Trade

Subject - “Adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the Eastern Africa Students (Study of the main regional economic institutions of the region where the student lives)” (5 ECTS) - Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (fourth semester)

Subjects for the Eastern Africa Students

Proposed subjects for the Eastern Africa Students: Burundi, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda, the Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Tanzania.

East African Economic Integration

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. East African Community (EAC)
  3. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  4. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  5. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement
  6. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (CIRGL)
  7. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  8. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  9. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
  10. Indian Ocean Commission (COI)
  11. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  12. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (EU)
  13. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  14. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

Syllabus of the Program: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

  1. Introduction to Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. Decision Making of the COMESA
  3. COMESA Integration Process
    1. COMESA Free-trade area
    2. COMESA Customs Union
    3. COMESA Common Market
    4. COMESA Economic Community
  4. Trade facilitation in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    1. Simplified cross-border procedures for small companies
    2. Elimination of non-tariff barriers
  5. Economy of the region of the COMESA.
    1. International Trade of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    2. Intra-COMESA Trade
    3. Trade in services
    4. Investments in the region of the COMESA
    5. Industry
    6. Energy
  6. Agriculture of the region of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    1. Detailed Program for the Development of the African Agriculture
    2. Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa
    3. Harmonisation Program of sanitary and phytosanitary measures
  7. Infrastructures in the region of the COMESA.
    1. Transport facilitation
  8. Information and communication technologies
  9. Institutions and Agencies of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    1. COMESA Reinsurance Company
    2. COMESA Regional Investment Agency
    3. African Trade Insurance Agency
    4. Federation of National Associations of Women in Business of the COMESA
    5. COMESA Entrepreneurs Council

Objectives of the Program “Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa”:

  1. To understand the objectives, functions and institutions of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
  2. To know the economy of the region of the COMESA
  3. To analyse the COMESA Integration Process: the free-trade area, the Customs Union, the Common Market and the Economic Community COMESA
  4. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  5. To know the COMESA trade and transport facilitation programs
  6. To analyse the role of the affiliated institutions: the Bank of the ZEP, AIRC, the COMESA Reinsurance Company, ACA.

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 (TIF)
  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

Syllabus of the Program: East African Community (EAC)

  1. Introduction to the East African Community (EAC)
  2. Trade Regime of the East African Community
  3. Main provisions of the EAC Agreement
  4. Agencies of the Community
  5. Structure and functions of the Secretary of the East African Community
  6. Creation of the EAC Customs Union
  7. Creation of the EAC Common Market
  8. Monetary and financial cooperation
  9. Treaty for the establishment of the East African Community
  10. East African Development Bank

Objectives of the Program “East African Community (EAC)”:

  1. To understand the objectives and functions of the East African Community
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries and the areas of cooperation between the East African Community
  3. To analyse the Economic Integration process (Customs Union and Common Market) and International Trade between the member countries of the East African Community
  4. To know the role of the East African Development Bank

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

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

Syllabus of the Program: Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

  1. Introduction to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  2. Region of the IGAD
  3. IGAD Regional Integration Process
  4. Challenges and opportunities of the region of the IGAD
  5. Partners Forum of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  6. Economic Cooperation and social development
  7. Economy, International Trade, industry, tourism, Transport and information and communication technologies in the region of the IGAD

Objectives of the Program “Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)”:

  1. To understand the objectives and institutions of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the IGAD and the areas of cooperation (economic, social...)
  3. To analyse the process of Regional Economic Integration and International Trade between the member countries of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

Syllabus of the Program: Southern African Development Community (SADC).

  1. Introduction to the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. Main institutions of the Southern African Development Community
  3. History of the SADC
  4. Treaty of the SADC
  5. Economic profile of the region of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  6. SADC Strategic Plans
  7. Economic development in Southern Africa
  8. International Trade in the region of the Southern African Development Community
    a- Trade liberalisation
    b- Customs and trade facilitation
    c- Competition Policy
    d- Non-tariff barriers
    e- Trade in services
    f- Trade Development Program of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  9. Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan
  10. Directorate of Trade, Industry, Finance and Investments
  11. Integration Process in the Southern African Development Community
    a- SADC Free-trade area
    b- SADC Customs Union
    c- SADC Common Market
    d- SADC Economic and Monetary Union
    e- Single Currency
  12. Support Program for the SADC Regional Economic Integration
  13. Infrastructures and services in the region of the Southern African Development Community
  14. Transport in the region of the SADC
    - Maritime transport, ports and waterways
  15. ICT and telecommunications
  16. Tourism
  17. Food, agriculture and natural resources
  18. Southern Africa Trade Hub
  19. Protocol against corruption of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  20. Free Trade Agreements of the SADC

Objectives of the Program “Southern African Development Community (SADC)”:

  1. To understand the objectives and affiliated institutions of the Southern African Development Community
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the SADC and the areas of cooperation
  3. To analyse the Economic Integration process: the free-trade area of the SADC, Customs Union, Common Market, Economic and Monetary Union and the single currency
  4. To analyse the intra-SADC Trade
  5. To know the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan of the Southern African Development Community
  6. To explore the free trade agreements of the Southern African Development Community

Syllabus of the Program: COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement.

  1. Introduction to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement
  2. Institutional framework
  3. Areas of intervention
  4. Tripartite free-trade area
  5. Trade facilitation and Transport
  6. Infrastructure Development
  7. Mechanisms related to trade
  8. Corridors and infrastructures of the region of the COMESA-SADC-EAC
  9. Towards the African continental free-trade area

Objectives of the Program “COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement”:

  1. To understand the objectives (Customs Union) and the areas of cooperation of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the tripartite
  3. To understand the advantages of the Tripartite free-trade area
  4. To analyse the trade facilitation programs, transport, and elimination of non-tariff barriers.
  5. To understand the Tripartite Agreement as a stage towards the African continental free-trade area

Syllabus of the Program: International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

  1. Introduction to the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. Main programs of the Conference
  3. Peace, security, democracy and good government
  4. Economic development and regional integration
    1. Northern Corridor
    2. Trans-African highway (Mombasa-Lagos)
    3. Lobito Corridor
    4. South Corridor
  5. Humanitarian and social issues
  6. Cross-cutting issues

Objectives of the Program “International Conference on the Great Lakes Region”:

  1. To understand the objectives and functions of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and the areas of cooperation
  3. To analyse the economic development and regional integration

Syllabus of the Program: Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA).

  1. Introduction to the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  2. OHADA Uniform Acts
  3. Commercial law in Africa
  4. Commercial Companies Law
  5. Law on Guarantees and Bonds
  6. Cancellation of liabilities in case of insolvency
  7. Arbitration Law of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa
  8. Organisation and harmonisation of corporate accounting
  9. Contracts of carriage of goods by road
  10. Cooperatives Law
  11. Treaty on the Harmonisation of African Business Law

Objectives of the Program “Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)”:

  1. To understand the objectives (legal integration) of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa
  2. To know the OHADA Uniform Acts
  3. To analyse the implications for business and companies
  4. To understand the role of the OHADA in the African Integration

Syllabus of the Program: Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).

  1. Introduction to the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  2. Member states of the CEN-SAD
  3. Sahel-Saharan Bank for Investment and Trade (BSIC)
  4. African Initiative of the Great Green Wall
  5. Regional Food Security Programme

Objectives of the Program “Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)”:

  1. To understand the objectives of the CEN-SAD
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States
  3. To analyse the areas of cooperation and programs of the CEN-SAD
  4. To know the role of the Sahel-Saharan Bank for Investment and Trade

Syllabus of the Program: Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA).

  1. Introduction to the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. Countries of the IORA
  3. Objectives, structure and specialised agencies of the IORA
  4. IORA Business Forum
  5. Action Plan of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  6. Working areas and priorities
    1. Trade and Investment Facilitation. The Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA)
    2. Fisheries management
    3. Maritime safety and security
    4. Disaster risk management
    5. Tourism
    6. Gender empowerment
  7. Projects of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
  8. Chart of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

Objectives of the Program “Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)”:

  1. To understand the objectives, structure and institutions of the IORA
  2. To know the functions of the IORA working group on Trade and Investment
  3. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the IORA and the areas of cooperation

Syllabus of the Program: Indian Ocean Commission (COI)

  1. Introduction to the Indian Ocean Commission
  2. Secretariat of the Commission
  3. Countries of the Indian Ocean Commission: the Union of the Comoros, the Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mauritius and the Seychelles
  4. Regional Economic Infrastructure
  5. European Union and the Indian Ocean Commission
  6. Rules and certificate of origin of the Indian Ocean Commission

Syllabus of the Program: Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)

  1. Introduction to the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  2. Agencies of the Economic Community
  3. International Society of Energy of the countries of the Great Lakes: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda
  4. Regional Economic Program 2014-2020
  5. Economic Integration, Investments, International Trade, and Promotion
  6. Private Sector Forum of the Economic Community
  7. Northern Corridor

Syllabus of the Program: Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

  1. Introduction to the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
  2. Economic profile of the Nile Basin
  3. Advantages for Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda
  4. Structure of the Nile Basin Initiative
  5. Plans and strategic projects of the Nile Basin Initiative

Syllabus of the Program: Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (EU)

  1. Introduction to the Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership (EU). The Cotonou Agreement.
  2. Fiduciary Fund European Union-Africa for the infrastructures
  3. Cotonou Agreement
  4. ACP countries
  5. Barcelona Declaration and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  6. European Neighbourhood Policy
  7. Bilateral relations Africa-EU

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 (EU)
  2. New GSP System (2014-2024)
  3. Revised EU trade scheme to help developing countries
  4. Beneficiaries countries under the current Generalised System of Preferences
  5. Products enjoying preferences in the reformed GSP
  6. Practical guide to the new GSP trade regimes for the Developing Countries
  7. The three EU import regimes
  8. European Union Foreign Trade with GSP countries
  9. GSP+ scheme
  10. Everything But Arms arrangement (EBA)
  11. Duty-free and quota-free treatment for all least-developed countries
  12. GSP rules of origin
    1. Tolerance or De Minimis
    2. Types of cumulation

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 SPG + scheme and the arrangement Everything but Arms
  3. To know which countries and under what conditions are beneficiaries of the GSP
  4. To know how to use the rules of origin under the Generalised System of Preferences

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

  1. Introduction to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  2. Modifications of the AGOA
  3. Eligibility criteria: countries and products. The case of the African textiles
  4. International Trade between the United States and Africa
  5. Main export markets
  6. Main suppliers of Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States
  7. North American Investment in Africa.
  8. African Foreign Trade Centre
  9. 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 rules of origin for textiles under the AGOA
  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
  6. To analyse the International Trade between the African countries and the US

Samples: adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the Eastern Africa Students (Study of the main regional economic institutions of the region where the student lives) (Bachelor's Degree in International Trade, e-learning, fourth semester)

COMESA Custom Union

East African Community (EAC)

Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD

SADC Customs Union

COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement (Africa)

We Trust in Africa

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