COMESA-U.S. Trade and Investment Agreement (e-Course)

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Syllabus of the Online Subject: United States-COMESA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIF).

  1. Introduction to the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa)-United States Trade and Investment Agreement
  2. Foreign Trade between the United States and the COMESA countries
  3. Contents of the COMESA-United States Agreement

The eLearning Subject “United States-COMESA Trade and Investment Agreement” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Business in Africa, Foreign Trade
  2. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, America, Africa
  3. Courses: East Africa, International Relations of Africa, United States

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Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French COMESA - États-Unis Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Mercado Común de África Oriental y Austral (COMESA) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Mercado Comum da África Oriental e Austral (COMESA)

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Description of the Online Subject: COMESA-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

The objective of the agreement is to improve cooperation on trade, investment and economic relationships between the United States and the COMESA markets.

The ten articles of the COMESA-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Agreement cover topics like:

  1. Relation with the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  2. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  3. Trade in products promotion (Agriculture products included)
  4. Trade Liberalisation and investment (FDI)
  5. Non-tariff and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) elimination
  6. Environmental protection
  7. Creation of the Trade and Investment Council
  8. Taxation
  9. Labour

The COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) countries are Burundi, the Comoros, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, the Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Total goods exports (from the U.S. to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa): 8.4 billion USD

  1. Top COMESA Export Markets for U.S. products: Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti
  2. The main U.S. export products to the COMESA markets: Machinery, Aircraft, Cereals, Vehicles, and Petroleum
  3. Total U.S. foreign direct investment in the COMESA region: 27 billion dollars

Total goods exports (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa to the U.S.): 5.7 billion USD

  1. The main COMESA export countries to the U.S. are Libya, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, and Ethiopia
  2. The main COMESA export products are Oil crude, apparel, spices, coffee, and fertilizers

The United States-COMESA Agreement belongs to African Civilisation and the North American area of Western Civilisation.

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