Economic Community of Central African States

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Subject (Course): The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS /CEEAC).
  2. The structure of the Economic Community.
  3. The main institutions of the ECCAS
  4. Aims of the Economic Community of Central African States
  5. History of the Economic Community of Central African States
  6. Areas of intervention.
  7. Liberalization of Trade
    - ECCAS preferential tariff, transit regime and rules of origin
    - Customs Union
    - Elimination of customs duties
    - External common customs tariff
    - Non-tariff barriers to intra-community trade
    - Most favored nation treatment
    - Re-export of goods and intra-community transit
  8. Cooperation on the monetary, financial, and payments fields
  9. Cooperation on agriculture and food.
  10. Cooperation on infrastructure and equipment, transport and communications
  11. Specialized agencies of the ECCAS
    - Regional Commission for Fisheries of the Gulf of Guinea
    - Commission of Central African Forests
    - Power Pool of Central Africa
  12. Projects and programs (*)
    - Integration of Indigenous Peoples.
    - Responsible Management of Protected Areas.
    - Sustainable development for integration.
    - Protect our wildlife against poaching.
    - Anti poaching and illegal ivory trade the Economic Community of Central African States
       - Integration through agriculture.
       - Development of the Green Economy in Central Africa
       - Protect the wildlife against poaching.
       - Integrated Water Resources Management.
  13. Doing Business in Central African countries (Economic affairs, international trade...)

(*) Only available in French (optional contents).

The objectives of the subject "The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)" are the following:

  1. To understand the goals, functions, and specialized agencies of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  2. To assess the benefits for member countries of ECCAS and the areas of cooperation
  3. To know the Socioeconomic development of Central African countries
  4. To analyze the process of economic and commercial integration between the member countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  5. To explore the impact of illegal trade in ivory and the development of the green economy in Central Africa
Subject "The Economic Community of Central African States" is studied...
  1. Doctorate DIB Africa
  2. Masters: Business in Sub-Saharan Africa, Frontier Markets (Angola), Global Economic Relations, International Business (MIB)
  3. Course Doing Business in Central Africa

Languages of study: En or Fr CEEAC Es CEEAC Pt CEEAC

Credits of the subject "The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)": 0.5 ECTS

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Subject Description - The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS):

The main objective of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) is to promote regional economic cooperation and set-up a Central African Common Market.

The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCCAS) Member States are Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and Sao Tome and Principe.

Neither the customs union nor the free trade area of ECCAS is still in operation.

  1. Rwanda was a founding member but left the ECCAS in 2007 to join the East African Community (EAC).
  2. All countries have Christian majorities, except Chad which has a Muslim majority.
  3. In 1983 was created the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) by the members of the Customs and Economic Union of Central Africa and the Economic Community of the Great Lakes States (Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, and Congo) as well as Sao Tome and Principe.
  4. The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has been inactive from 1992 to 1998.
  5. The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has overlapping countries with the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC): Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe.
  6. Official languages of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) are English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  7. On 24 January 2003, the European Union concluded a financial agreement with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the CEMAC conditioned to the strengthening of Peace and security in Central Africa.

The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) belongs to the Central African Economic Area of the African Civilization.

The main Trans-African corridors in the ECCAS region.

  1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  2. Trans-Sahelian Highway
  3. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  4. Lagos-Mombasa

Largest ports in the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS):

  1. Port of Douala (Cameroun)
  2. Port of Lobito and Port of Luanda (Angola)
  3. Port of Pointe Noire (Congo)
  4. Port of Malabo (Equatorial Guinea)
  5. Port of Libreville

ECCAS Central Africa

Trans-Sahelian Highway

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor


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