Subject (Course): The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) - Africa. Syllabus:
- Introduction to the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) - East Africa-
- Secretariat of the Commission
- Regional economic infrastructure
- The European Union partnership with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
- Preferential Trade Regime
- Rules and the certificate of origin of the Indian Ocean Commission
Sample of the subject - The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
Subject Description: Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).
In 1982 was created the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), an African regional institution formed by
Comoros, Reunion Island (France), Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles.
The main objective of the Indian Ocean Commission is to support sustainable growth of the Western Indian Ocean Islands through
Key areas of activities are
- The promotion of regional trade and tourism
- The protection of environment
- The encouragement of cultural heritage.
The headquarters of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) are in Mauritius. The Secretary-General manages IOC (Jean-Claude de l’Estrac).
The Council of Ministers is the responsible for political and strategic orientations.
- Population: 25.5 millions of people
- Area: 595,000 square kilometres
- Exclusive Economic Zones: 5.5 million square kilometres
- Finance for 2008-2017: 125 million EUR.
- European Union is the main financial partner of the Indian Ocean
- The total projects: 44
The objective of the Regional Integration Support Programme is to encourage regional economic integration in the region. In this programme also participates COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa), EAC (East African Community) and IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development).
The Preferential Trade Regime:
Madagascar and Mauritius have implemented the Preferential Trade Regime of the Indian Ocean Commission.
Currently, customs duties for those products that meet the IOC Rules of origin are eliminated.
The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.