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Syllabus of the Subject: Central American Integration System (SICA).

  1. Introduction to the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  2. Functions and objectives of the Central America Integration System
  3. Member countries of the SICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
  4.  SICA Specialised Agencies
  5. Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)
  6. Central American Common Market (MCCA) - Integrated with the SICA -
  7. Central American Trading Scheme:
    1. Origins of Goods
    2. Safeguard Measures
  8. Central American Tariff System
  9. Central America Free-Trade Area
  10. Customs and Monetary Union of the Central American Integration System
  11. Central American Bank for Economic Integration
  12. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to Central America
  13. European Union-Central America Association Agreement
  14. Trade Relations with
    1. The CARICOM
    2. The Andean Community
    3. The MERCOSUR

The purposes of the subject “Central American Integration System (SICA)” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims, functions, and affiliated institutions of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries and areas of cooperation
  3. To know the socio-economic and development problems of the Central American countries
  4. To analyse the economic integration processes (Central American Common Market, Free Trade Zone in Central America, and the Customs Union) and international trade among the member states of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  5. To explore the Central America Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
  6. To analyse the role of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration
The Subject (e-learning) “Central American Integration System (SICA)” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)
  2. Professional Master's Programs (e-learning): International Business, America, Pacific
  3. Doctorate in Business in America
  4. Course: Central America

Languages of study Higher Education in English or Tertiary Education in Spanish Sistema de Integración Centroamericana Study in Portuguese Sistema Integração Centro-Americana (SICA) Post-secondary Education in French Système d’intégration centraméricain (SICA

Credits of the subject “Central American Integration System”: 0.8 ECTS Credits

Sample of the subject: Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (SICA)

Description of the Subject (Online Learning): Central American Integration System

In 1993 was created in Tegucigalpa the Central American Integration System (SICA) by Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

The main objective of the Central American Integration System is to encourage the Regional Integration in the Central American region.

  1. The Central American Integration System (SICA) received the support of the United Nations (Protocol of Tegucigalpa)
  2. The associated members of the Central American Integration System are the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil
  3. The regional observers are Taiwan, Spain, Chile, and Germany
  4. The Headquarters of the General Secretariat of Central American Integration System are in the Republic of El Salvador

The objective of the General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System is to provide services and technical support to the Regional Integration process in Central America, mainly for the Central American Union.

The Central American Integration System is an organisation of the Latin American Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation.

Sample of the subject (Central American Integration System):
Central American Integration System (SICA)

Central American Common Market

European Union-Central America Free Trade Agreement (FTA)



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