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Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

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Syllabus of the Subject

Trade Facilitation - Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Botswana, Lesotho"

  1. Introduction to the Southern African Customs Union (SACU): the oldest customs union in the world
    1. History of the SACU
    2. Structure and Institutions of the Southern African Customs Union
    3. Technical Liaison Committees: Agricultural, customs, trade and industry, transportation, and finance
  2. Economic Profile of the SACU Region: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa
  3. Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Agreement
  4. Trade Facilitation in the SACU region
    1. Customs Development Programme
    2. Revenue Management
    3. Custom Policy
    4. Common External Tariffs
  5. Policy Development and Research
  6. SACU Statistical Database

Sample - Southern African Customs Union (SACU):
Southern African Customs Union (SACU): Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Eswatini

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Free Trade Agreements with other blocs
  1. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  2. India-SACU
  3. SACU-EFTA Agreement
  4. Southern Africa Customs Union and Mozambique (SACUM)
  5. UK-SACU and Mozambique Economic Partnership Agreement
  6. MERCOSUR-SACU Preferential Trade Agreement
  7. Negotiations: Agreements with the EU, the U.S., East African Community, and China

EU-SACU Free Trade Agreement. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the EU-Southern African Development Community Agreement
  2. Foreign Trade Liberalization

Foreign Trade and Business in Southern Africa. Online Diploma, Master, Doctorate

The objectives of the subject “Southern African Customs Union (SACU)” are the following:

  1. To understand the purposes, structure, and committees of the SACU, the oldest customs union in the world
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries and the areas of cooperation
  3. To learn about the Socio-economic context of the Southern African Countries
  4. To analyze the Customs Union Agreement
  5. To know the SACU Trade Facilitation and liberalization programs
  6. To know the SACU Free Trade Agreements

Students, Doctorate, Master in International Business, Foreign Trade

The Subject “Southern African Customs Union (SACU)” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Master in Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Course: Business in Southern Africa.

Masters adapted to Botswana, Masters, International Business Trade Batswana, Lesotho, Masters, International Business Trade Basotho, Namibia, Masters, International Business Trade Namibian, South Africa, Masters, International Business Trade South African and Eswatini, Masters, International Business Trade Eswatini Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Union douanière de l’Afrique australe (SACU) Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Unión Aduanera del África Austral (SACU) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese União Aduaneira da África Austral (SACU).

Credits of the Subject “Southern African Customs Union (SACU)”: 1 ECTS Credits

African Economic Integration

Southern African Customs Union -SACU-.

In 1920 was created the first Customs Union of the history: The Southern African Customs Union (SACU), formed by Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa; all they are also members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The Headquarters of the Southern African Customs Union are in Namibia.

The SACU focuses on facilitating:

  1. Regional Integration between Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Eswatini
  2. Common Customs Area
  3. Intra-regional trade among the SACU members:
    1. Free movement of products
    2. Cross-border movement of goods
    3. Common external tariff
    4. Anti-dumping
    5. Countervailing and safeguard duties
    6. Fair competition
    7. Import and Export prohibitions and Restrictions
    8. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    9. Agricultural Products
    10. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
  4. Economic diversification
  5. Investment opportunities (FDI)
  6. Common policies and strategies:
    1. Industry
    2. Trade
    3. Agriculture
    4. Competition
    5. Unfair practices
    6. Common Revenue Pool

The MERCOSUR-SACU Preferential Trade Agreement is not in force.

The Southern Africa Customs Union and Mozambique (SACUM) is a customs union made up of the SACU countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa) and Mozambique.

The SACU belongs to the Southern African Economic Area.

Logistics in the SACU region.

  1. Corridors: Beira-Lobito, Tripoli-Windhoek, Cairo-Gaborone, and Lobito Corridor
  2. Nearest ports: Port of Walvis Bay and Port of Durban

African Regional Economic Communities (Trade and Market Integration):
African Regional Economic Communities

EFTA-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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