COMESA-US Trade and Investment Agreement

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: The United States-COMESA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIF). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa)-United States Trade and Investment Agreement
  2. The Foreign Trade between the United States and the COMESA countries
  3. Content of the COMESA-United States Agreement
The sub-subject “The United States-COMESA Trade and Investment Agreement” is studied...
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Professional Master's Program (e-learning): International Business, America, Pacific, and Africa
  3. Courses: East Africa, International Relations of Africa, United States

Languages of study English or French US COMESA Spanish COMESA Portuguese COMESA

Sample of the sub-subject: The COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Agreement
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Description of the Sub-Subject: The COMESA-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

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

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

  1. The relation with African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  2. Intellectual property rights
  3. Promotion of trade in products (Agriculture products included)
  4. Liberalisation of trade and investment (FDI)
  5. Elimination of non-tariff barriers
  6. Environmental protection
  7. Creation of the Council of Trade and Investment
  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.

The total goods exports (the US to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa): 8.4 billion USD

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

The total goods exports (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa to the US): 5.7 billion USD

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

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



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