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Indian-Ocean Rim Association

Syllabus of the Subject: Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Africa-Asia

  1. Introduction to the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
    1. Formerly known as the Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC)
  2. Structure of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  3. IORA Business Forum
  4. Action Plan of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  5. Scope of work and priority areas
    1. Trade and investment Facilitation
    2. Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
    3. Maritime safety and security
    4. Fisheries management
    5. Disaster risk management
    6. Academic, Science, and Technology Cooperation
    7. Tourism and cultural exchanges
    8. Gender empowerment
  6. Projects of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Special Fund
  7. Charter of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

The objectives of the subject “Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)” are the following:

  1. To understand the goals, structure, and institutions of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. To know the role of the workgroup on trade and investment (IORA Preferential Trade Agreement)
  3. To assess the benefits for the IORA member countries and the areas of cooperation (technical, economic...)

Sample - Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA):
Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania...

Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe...), Logistic Course





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Description: Indian-Ocean Rim Association:

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an international economic organisation comprising countries of:

  1. Africa (9): Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania
  2. Asia (10): Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Thailand
  3. Middle East (3): Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
  4. Europe: France

The dialogue partners of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association are China, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The focus of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association is on the economic cooperation and particularly in international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI).

  1. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is a lifeline of the international trade and economy
  2. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association is firmly based on the principle of open regionalism, as promoted by the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  3. One of the objectives of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association is to create a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) in the region
  4. The economies of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association are home to 2 billion people and represents 40% of the World's population
  5. The Indian Ocean is the third biggest Ocean and carries 50% of the container ships in the World, 33% of the bulk cargo traffic and 66% of the petroleum shipment in the World

Transport Corridors:

  1. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  2. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  3. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association is an international institution formed by:

  1. Christian countries: Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania
  2. Muslim Countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
  3. Hindu countries: India and Mauritius
  4. Buddhist countries: Sri Lanka and Thailand
  5. Multi-religious countries: Singapore and Madagascar

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an inter-civilisation agreement between the Western Civilisation, Sinic-Buddhist, Hindu Civilisation, and the Islamic Civilisation.

Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the members of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association:

  1. African Students: Kenya: Doctorates, Masters, Foreign Trade, Business Kenya, Mauritius, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Mauritius, the Seychelles, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Seychelles, South Africa, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade South Africa, and Tanzania, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Tanzania
  2. Middle East Students: Oman, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Oman, Emirates, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade United Arab Emirates, and Yemen, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Yemen
  3. Asian Students: Australia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Australia, Bangladesh Online Master / Doctorate in Business, Foreign Trade Bangladesh, India, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade India, Indonesia, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Indonesia, Iran, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Iran, Malaysia Online Students, Master / Doctorate Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Sri Lanka, Singapore, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Singapore, and Thailand, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Thailand

Related regional economic institutions:

  1. ASEAN
  2. Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)
  3. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  4. Southern African Development Community (SADC)

Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS): Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam



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