Adaptation Maghrebian Students (Degree)

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


Bachelor's Degree in International Trade

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

Proposed subjects for the Maghrebian Students: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania

  1. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  2. Agadir Agreement (Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  4. Relations with the European Union
    1. European Union-Morocco Economic Association Agreement
    2. European Union (EU)-Algeria Association Agreement
    3. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
    4. European Neighbourhood Policy
  5. European Free Trade Association Agreements with Morocco and Tunisia
  6. Free Trade Agreements (ALE) of Morocco with the United States and Turkey
  7. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
    1. Trade Preferential System of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
  8. Mauritania
    1. G5 Sahel
  9. Libya
    1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
    2. Tripartite Agreement COMESA-EAC-SADC

Syllabus of the Program: Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).

  1. Introduction to the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU): Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia
  2. Treaty of Marrakech
  3. Objectives and mission of the Arab Maghreb Union
  4. Institutions of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  5. Maghrebian Bank for Investment and Trade (BMICE)
  6. Economy of the Maghreb
  7. Economic Integration in the region of the Arab Maghreb Union
  8. Competitiveness of the Maghrebian countries
  9. International Trade of the countries of the AMU

Objectives of the Program “Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)”:

  1. To understand the objectives and institutions of the Arab Maghreb Union
  2. To evaluate the advantages for the member countries and the areas of cooperation of the AMU
  3. To analyse the competitiveness of the Maghrebian countries
  4. To analyse the Economic Integration process (free movement of persons, services and merchandises, Common Market...) and the International Trade between the member countries of the Arab Maghreb Union
  5. To know the role of the Maghrebian Bank for Investment and Trade

Agadir Agreement (Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement).

  1. Introduction to the Arab Mediterranean Free Trade Agreement (Agadir Agreement)
  2. Member countries of the Agadir Agreement: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and Jordan
  3. Role of the European Union in the Agadir Agreement
  4. Pan-Euro-Mediterranean System of Accumulation of Origin
  5. International Trade between the member countries of the Agadir Agreement
  6. Automotive sector in the Agadir Agreement

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. Regional Food Security Programme
  5. African Initiative of the Great Green Wall

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: 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 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: 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

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

  1. Introduction to Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED) of the EU
  2. Union for the Mediterranean
  3. Barcelona Declaration
  4. Pan-Euro-Mediterranean System of Accumulation 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) of the EU”:

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

Syllabus of the Program: European Neighbourhood Policy of the European Union.

  1. Introduction to the European Neighbourhood Policy of the European Union (EU)
  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 investigate the trade relations between the EU and Morocco and Tunisia

European Union-Morocco Association Agreement

  1. Introduction to the EU-Morocco Association Agreement
  2. Characteristics of the Morocco-EU Association Agreement

European Union-Algeria Association Agreement.

  1. Introduction to the EU-Algeria Association Agreement
  2. Safeguard measures
  3. Pan-Euro-Mediterranean System of Accumulation of Origin
  4. International Trade Algeria-EU

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
  3. Beneficiaries countries under the current GSP
  4. Revised EU trade scheme to help developing countries
  5. Practical guide to the new GSP trade regimes for the Developing Countries
  6. Products enjoying preferences in the reformed Generalised System of Preferences
  7. European Union Foreign Trade with GSP countries
  8. GSP+ scheme
  9. Everything But Arms arrangement (EBA)
  10. Duty-free and quota-free treatment for all least-developed countries
  11. 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 (GSP) of the EU
  2. To know which countries and under what conditions are beneficiaries of the GSP
  3. To analyse the SPG + scheme and the arrangement Everything but Arms
  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. AGOA V
  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. The largest 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

Syllabus of the Program: Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

  1. Introduction to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  2. The Ummah
  3. Subsidiary Organs of the OIC
  4. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  5. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  6. Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade
  7. Islamic Fiqh Academy
  8. Islamic Solidarity Fund and the Waqf
  9. Trade Preferential System between the member states of the OIC
  10. Institutions and specialised agencies of the Islamic Cooperation
  11. Islamic Development Bank (IADB)
  12. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  13. Economic Report on the countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  14. Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam
  15. Chart of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC).

  1. Introduction to the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  2. Objectives of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation
  3. Areas of cooperation of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
    1. Foreign Trade
    2. Transport
    3. Agriculture
    4. Tourism
    5. Financial cooperation
    6. Poverty reduction
    7. Private sector cooperation
  4. International Trade between the members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the World

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).

  1. Introduction to Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries
  2. Department of economic and social research
  3. Economic Report on the member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
    1. Production, growth and employment
    2. Iintra-OIC Trade in merchandises
    3. Foreign Direct Investment
    4. Financial sector
  4. Socio-economic statistics of the Islamic countries

Centre Islamic for the development of International Trade (CIDC).

  1. Introduction to Centre Islamic for the development of Foreign Trade
  2. Objectives of the Centre Islamic for the development of Foreign Trade
  3. Promotion of International Trade and investments
  4. Trends in international trade of the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Trade Preferential System (SPC) of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

  1. Introduction to the Trade Preferential System of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
  2. Framework Agreement on the Trade Preferential System of the OIC
  3. Protocol on the Preferential Tariff Scheme (PRETAS)
  4. Rules of origin

Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  1. Introduction to the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CICI)
  2. Objectives of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  3. Islamic Finance: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options
  4. Sukuk Markets
  5. Waqf Funds
  6. An Assessment of foreign trade cost in the countries of the OIC

Objectives of the Program “Organisation of Islamic Cooperation”:

  1. To understand the objectives and areas of cooperation of the OIC
  2. To understand the relationships of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation with the Ummah
  3. To know the affiliated institutions of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation: the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation, the SESRIC...
  4. To understand the role of the Islamic Centre for the Development of Trade (promotion of intra-Arab Trade) and the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  5. To analyse the Trade Preferential System between the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (PRETAS, rules of origin...)

Subjects of the fourth semester of the Bachelor's Degree in International Trade

International Marketing (Degree in Trade, 2-4)

ECTS: European Transfer and Accumulation System

Samples: adaptation of the Bachelor's Degree to the Maghrebian 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)

Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

European Union-Morocco Association Agreement 

Trade Preferential System TPS Organisation of Islamic Cooperation 

EFTA-Tunisia Free Trade Agreement (FTA) 

Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) 

We Trust in Africa

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