Adaptation Southern African Students

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


Bachelor's Degree in International Trade

Subject - “Adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the Southern African 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 Southern African Students

Proposed subjects for the Southern African Students: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Swaziland.

Southern Africa Integration

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. Southern African Customs Union (SACU)
  3. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement
  5. Transport in Southern Africa

Syllabus of the Program: Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

  1. Introduction to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU): the oldest Customs Union of the World
  2. Structure and institutions of the SACU
  3. SACU committees: agriculture, customs, international trade, industry, Transport, and finance
  4. Economic profile of the region of the SACU: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland
  5. Treaty of Southern African Customs Union
  6. Trade facilitation in the region of the SACU
    1. Customs Development Program of the WCO-SACU
    2. SACU Customs Policy
    3. SACU Common external tariff
  7. Free Trade Agreements of the SACU
  8. Statistics database of the Southern African Customs Union

Objectives of the Program “Southern African Customs Union”:

  1. To understand the objectives, structure, and committees of the Southern African Customs Union
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries of the SACU and the areas of cooperation
  3. To know the socio-economic context of the countries of Southern Africa
  4. To analyse the Treaty of the Southern African Customs Union
  5. To analyse the SACU programs on trade facilitation and liberalisation
  6. To know the SACU free trade agreements

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

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

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

  1. Introduction to the India-SACU Preferential Trade Agreement
  2. International Trade between India and South Africa

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

  1. Introduction to the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and the SADC
  2. International Trade Liberalisation

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 International Trade, industry, finance and investments
  11. SADC Integration Process
    a- Free-trade area
    b- Customs Union
    c- Common Market
    d- Economic and Monetary Union
    e- Single currency
  12. Infrastructures and services in the region of the Southern African Development Community
  13. Transport in the region of the SADC
    a- Maritime transport, ports and waterways
  14. ICT and telecommunications
  15. Tourism
  16. Food, agriculture and natural resources
  17. Protocol against corruption of the Southern African Development Community
  18. Free Trade Agreements of the SADC

Objectives of the Program “Southern African Development Community”:

  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 SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan
  6. To explore the free trade agreements of the Southern African Development Community

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. Free-Trade Area of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
    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 traders
    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 (SPS)
  7. Infrastructures in the region of the COMESA.
    1. Transport facilitation
  8. Information and communication technologies
    1. Law on cyber-crime
  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. COMESA Entrepreneurs Council

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

  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
  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, COMESA Reinsurance Company, ACA.

United States-COMESA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

  1. Introduction to the United States-COMESA countries 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

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 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
  6. Northern Corridor

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. ACP countries
  5. Barcelona Declaration and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  6. Bilateral relations EU-Africa
  7. Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement with South Africa

Syllabus of the Program: African transport corridors in Southern Africa

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor

  1. Introduction to the Trans-African highway Tripoli-Windhoek (Trans-African highway)
  2. Main characteristics of the Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  3. Access to eight markets of Central, Southern and North of Africa: Angola, Chad, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Libya

Lobito Corridor

  1. Introduction to the project of the Lobito Corridor
  2. Rrailway of Benguela
  3. Oil refinery of Lobito

Beira-Lobito African Transport Corridor.

  1. Introduction to the Beira-Lobito Corridor (Trans-African highway 9)
  2. Main characteristics of the Beira-Lobito highway (Angola)
  3. Access to five markets of Central, East and Southern Africa: Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Gaborone-Cairo Trans-African Corridor.

  1. Introduction to the Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  2. Main characteristics of the Trans-African highway Cairo-Gaborone
  3. Access to five markets of South, East and North Africa: Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

North-South Corridor

  1. Introduction to the North-South Corridor
  2. Main characteristics of the North-South Corridor
  3. Role of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement
  4. Access to eight markets of Eastern and Southern of Africa: Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

Syllabus of the Program - Ports of Southern Africa

  1. Largest ports of Southern Africa
  2. South Africa: Port of Durban
  3. Other ports of South Africa: Richards Bay London, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Mossel Bay, The Cape, Saldanha
  4. Namibia: Port of Walvis Bay

Port of Durban

  1. Introduction to the ports of South Africa
  2. Port Authority of South Africa
  3. Port of Durban
  4. Access to the landlocked Southern African Countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia. and Zimbabwe)
  5. Other South African ports: East London, The Cape, Mossel Bay, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth, Saldanha and Richards Bay

Port of Walvis Bay

  1. Introduction to the Namibian ports
  2. Port of Walvis Bay
  3. Gateway to Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  4. Port of Lüderitz
  5. Namibian corridors: Walvis Bay, Trans-Orange, Trans-Kalahari, Trans-Caprivi, and Trans-Cunene

Objectives of the Program “Ports of Southern Africa”:

  1. To know the main ports of Southern Africa
  2. To analyse the main characteristics of the ports of Southern Africa

Samples: adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the Southern African 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)

Custom Union of the Southern African Development Community

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

COMESA Custom Union

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