Indian Ocean Commission

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) - Africa. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC): The Comoros, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles
  2. The Secretariat of the Commission
  3. Regional Economic Infrastructure
  4. The European Union partnership with the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  5. The Preferential Trade Regime of the Indian Ocean Commission
  6. The Rules and certificate of origin of the Indian Ocean Commission

Sample of the subject - The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
Indian Ocean Commission

The subject “The Indian-Ocean-Commission” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Course: East Africa

Languages of study English or French Commission Océan Indien Spanish Indico Portuguese Oceano Indico

Description of the Subject: The 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 on the Western Indian Ocean Islands through the regional integration.

The key areas of activities of the are Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) are:

  1. The promotion of regional trade and tourism
  2. The protection of the environment
  3. The encouragement of the 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 the political and strategic orientations.

  1. Population: 25.5 millions of people
  2. Area: 595,000 square kilometres
  3. Exclusive Economic Zones: 5.5 million square kilometres
  4. Budget for 2008-2017: 125 million EUR.
  5. The European Union is the main financial partner of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  6. 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 the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa), the EAC (East African Community) and the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development).

The Preferential Trade Regime of the Indian Ocean Commission:

  1. Madagascar and Mauritius have implemented the Preferential Trade Regime of the Indian Ocean Commission
  2. Currently, customs duties for those products that meet the Rules of origin of the Indian Ocean Commission are eliminated

The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) belongs to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.



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