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Economic Community of Central African States

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

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

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

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

  1. To understand the goals, functions, and specialised agencies of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries of the ECCAS and the areas of cooperation
  3. To know the socio-economic development of the Central African Countries
  4. To analyse the process of economic and commercial integration between the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) member countries
  5. To explore the impact of illegal trade on ivory and the development of the green economy in Central Africa
Subject “Economic Community of Central African States” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): Sub-Saharan Africa, Frontier Markets (Angola), Economic Relations, International Business
  3. Course: Central Africa
  4. Degree in Inter-African Business

Languages of study English or French Communauté Économique des États de l’Afrique centrale CEEAC Spanish Comunidad Económica Estados África Central CEEAC Portuguese Comunidade Económica Estados da África Central CEEAC

Credits of the subject “Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)”: 0.5 ECTS Credits

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Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

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

The main objective of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) is to promote the 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, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and Sao Tome and Principe.

Neither the customs union nor the free-trade area of the 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. The 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 (African Civilisation).

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 (Cameroon)
  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

Economic Community of Central African States

Trans-Sahelian Highway, Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

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