Trade and Related Legal instruments implementation

ECOWAS Trade and related protocols, supplementary protocols, regulations and decisions
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1 regulation

c.reg .15.12.13. approving the harmonised starndard ecostand-001-2013 for non refind palm oil

desiring to approve harmonized standard

ecostand-001-2013 on non-refined oil to facilitate trade not only within ecowas, but also for international trade;

2 regulation c.reg. 18.12.13 approving the harmonised starndard of ecostand-001(e) for rice grain desirous of approving the harmonized standard ecostand-001-2013 (e) on rice grains to facilitatetrade not only within ecowas, but also in international trade;
3 the council of ministers,

regulation c.reg. 29.12.13. on ecowas regional economic activities and products nomenclature

conscious of the need for comparable economic data to guarantee the credibility of the ecowas multilateral surveillance mechanism;
4 the council of ministers,

regulation

c.reg. 1.06.13. defining the list comprising the categories of product contained in the ecowas teriff and satistical numenclature

desirous to implement the provisions of articles 35, 36, and 37, of the ecowas treaty relating to the establishment of the ecowas common external tariff and concerning all products imported from third countries into member states, and in this regard define the list comprising the categories of products contained in the ecowas tariff and statistical nomenclature;
5 the council of ministers,

regulation c.reg.2.06.13 determing the customs value of products in ecowas

determined to implement the provisions of articles 35, 36, and 37, of the ecowas treaty relating to the establishment of the ecowas common external tariff and concerning all products imported from third countries into member states, and in this regard determine the customs value of products in ecowas;
6 the council of ministers

regulation c reg 3 06 13 dterminining the procedure applicable to goods heavily taxed

desirous to implement the provisions of articles 35, 36, and 37 of the ecowas treaty relating to the establishment of the ecowas common external tariff and concerning all products imported from third countries into member states, and in this regard, determine the procedure to be applied to goods heavily taxed than certain finished products;
7 the council of ministers

regulation c.reg.4.06.13. relating to safeguard measures

desirous of ensuring a smooth implementation of the common external tariff by the adoption within this framework of a mechanism for the application of the import safeguard tax, and in this regard, adopt safeguard measures to achieve the above-mentioned objectives;
8 the council of ministers

regulation c.reg. 05.06.13 relating to the imposition of countervailing duties

desirous of ensuring smooth implementation of the common external tariff by the adoption within this framework of a mechanism for the application of the import safeguard tax, and in this regard, impose duties

to compensate for subsidies on products whose release for consumption in the community causes or threaten to cause serious injury to community industry;

9 the council of ministers

regulation c reg 6 06 13 relative to defense measures

desirous of ensuring a smooth implementation of the common external tariff by the adoption within this framework of a mechanism for the application of the import safeguard lax, and in this regard, adopt anti dumping measures;
10 s u p p l e m e n ta ry a c t a / s p. 1 6 / 0 2 / 1 2 a d o p t i n g t h e e c o w a s m i n e r a l development policy (emdp) and its implementation matrix desirous of adopting a harmonized institutional legal and regulatory framework in the mineral sector which is modern, transparent, accessible, competitive and in line with international best practice;
11 supplementary act a.sa 1.06.09. amending the decision a.dec.17.01.06 in 12th of july 2006 relating to the common ex tarrif of the ecowas member states desirous, therefore, to see that the member states act in a spirit of solidarity and cooperation in order to arrive at an ecowas common external tariff (cet) essential to the establishment of the community customs union;
12 regulation c.reg .1.05.09 relating to the adoption of the 2007 verson of nomenclature of the harmonised commodity desciptionand coding system desirous to implement the provisions of the international convention on the harmonized commodity description and coding system;
13 Directive c/dir.1/05/09 on theharmo nization of the ecowas member states’ legislations on value added tax (vat)… desirous to set up a harmonized taxation scheme common to all the ecowas member’s state,
14 directive c/dir.2/06/09 on the harmonization of the ecowas member states’legislations on excise duties… desirous, in that regard, of limiting the number of products liable for excise duty and drawing up a list of those products;
15 regulation c.reg. 3.05.08. on harmonisation of the rules governing pesticides registration in ecowas region

 

desirous of building inter-state cooperation within

ecowas for the sale and use of quality pesticides through harmonization of the rules governing registration of pesticides in ecowas region;

16 regulation c.reg.4.05.08 on the harmonisiation of the rule governing quality control certification and marketing of plant seeds and seedlings in ecowas region desirous of ensuring safe and regular quality seeds supply to member states’ markets and, to this end, harmonizing the rules governing seed production and marketing in these states;
17 decision a/dec. a.dec.14.01.06 on the creation, organisation and function of the ecowas uemoa joint management committee desirous to implement the ecowas common external tariff (ecowas / cet), which is indispensable to the establishment of the customs union of the community;
18 decision a.dec.17.01.06 adopting the ecowas common external teriff desiring the need to harmonies the ecowas and uemoa trade liberalization programmes;
19 supplementary protocol a/sp.1/12/03 amending article 6 of protocol a/p2/1/03 relating to the application of compensation procedure for loss of revenue incurred by ecowas member states as a result of trade liberalisation desiring to set a new date for the take-off of the decreasing compensation scale and, to this end, to amend protocola/p2/1/03;
20 a.p2.1.03 relating to the application of compensation procedure for loss of revenue incurred desirous of enacting a protocol introducing a judicious and effective compensation system for loss of revenue;
21 a.p1.1.03 protocol relating to the defination of the concept of the products originating fron ecowas member states desirous of ensuring that the definition

of the concept of products originating from

member states is in conformity with the

new regulations of the world trade

organization, and of amending the

protocol relating thereto accordingly.

22 decision a.dec.8.01.03 relating to preparation for negotiations between west africa and the european union (epas) conscious of the need to clearly define

the region’s priorities, prepare its

negotiating positions and identify the

accompanying measures that would

enable west africa derive maximum

benefit from the economic partnership

agreements

23 regulation c.reg.12.01.03 on the additiona list of enterprises and products approved to benefit under etls mindful of regulation c/reg.3/4/02

dated 23rd april 2002 of the council of

ministers defining the procedure for

approval of industrial enterprises and

products under the ecowas trade

liberalisation scheme

24 recommendation c.rec. 8.01.03 relating to preparation for negotiation between west africa and the european union on epa conscious of the need to clearly define

the region’s priorities, prepare its

negotiating positions and identify the

accompanying measures that would

enable west africa derive maximum

benefit from the economic partnership

agreements.

25 regulation c.reg. 3.06.03. on the additional list of enterprises and products approved to benefit from the etls mindful of regulation c/reg.3/4/02 dated 23’d

june 2002 of the council of ministers establishing

procedure for the approval of originating products to

benefit under the ecowas trade liberalisation

scheme;

26 regulation c.reg.2.9.03 on the launching of negotiations between west africa and the european union on the epa  

mindful of the need to launch the phase 11

negotiations which are expected to last until

december 2007;

27 a.p2.1.03 relating to the application of compensation procedure for loss of revenue incurred conscious that harmonisation of the trade liberalisation schemes operating in the

sub-region is a necessary condition for the creation of a common market;

28 supplementary protocol a.sp1.12.03 amending article6 of protocol a.p2.1.03 relating to the application of compensation procedure for lost of revenue desiring to set a new date for the take-off the decreasing compensation scale

and, to this end, to amend protocol a/p2/1/03;

29 regulation c.reg.4.4.02adopting a certificate of origin for products of ecowas origin convinced of the need to adopt a harmonised document in order to facilitate the

movement of products within the ecowas community;

30 regulation c.reg.5.4.02 relating to the assesment of the components making up the ex-factory rice of finished productbefore taxand value add determine to give a moderate regulated price of commodities within the member state
31 regulation c.reg 3.4.02 establishing procedure for the approval of original products to bene under etls recognising the need to facilitate the application and effectiveness of the

ecowas trade liberalisation scheme;

32 regulation c.reg.11.12.01 on the additional list of enterprises and product aproved under the etls mindful of decision aldec.6/7/92 dated 29 july,

1992 of the authority of heads of state and government

of ecowas on the adoption and implementation

of a single trade liberalisation scheme

for products originating from member states of the

community

 

33 decision a.dec.11.12.01 relating to the negotiation of regional economis partnership agreement between west africa state and european union) convinced that the conclusion of a regional partnership agreement as envisaged under the said acp/eu cotonou agreement canstart as a mechanism for enhancing the development and integration of the west african economy
34 c.res. 1.8.99. relating to the regional programe for food srcurity in ecowas member states 1999 considering the need for our countries to achieve, a

sustained increase in food production and access to

food;

35 regulation c.reg.3.8.99. on the additional list of enterprises and products approved to benefit from etls desiring that industrial enterprises and products fulfilling the

ecowas rules of origin and approved as being

eligible for preferential treatment under the

ecowas trade liberalization scheme are those

contained in the list attached as an annex to this

regulation

36 regulation c.reg.4.8.99. adopting single customs declaration form within ecowas considering the need to simplify customs clearance

procedures in order to facilitate and accelerate movement

of goods across the borders of member states and that

of the community by adopting a single customs

declaration form:

37 code of conduct for the implementation of the moratorium on the importation, exportation and manufacture of light

weapons … code of conduct 1999

convinced that observance of the moratorium can

best be achieved through transparency and concerted

effort, and that the establishment of a code of conduct

is required for this purpose;

38 decision a.dec.1312.99 establishing nationalcommissions for the control of the proliferation and ellicit circulation of light weapon desiring, inconsequence, to establish a commission

in each member state to control the proliferation and

illicit circulation of light weapons

39 regulation c.reg. 13.12.99. on the additional list of industrial enterprises and products approved to benefit from the etls mindful of decisions c/dec.316/88 and c/dec.4/7/

92 of the council of ministers dated 21st june 1988 and

25th july 1992 respectively and defining the procedure

for approval of industrial enterprises and products under

the ecowastrade liberalisation scheme;

40  

declaration of a moratorium on

importation, exportation and

manufacture of light weapons in west africa

declaration moratorium 1999 on importation, exportation and manufacture of light weapons in west africa

 

considering the reaffirmation of the commitment

made by the ecowas member states at the oslo

conference held on 1st and 2nd april, 1998. and

the declared support of the international community

for the proposal to place a moratorium on light

weapons in west africa;

41 regulation c.reg 12.10.98 approving the status of the regionalfund for financing drug control activities in west africa mindful of resolution alres.218197 relating to

drug prevention and control in west africa and

endorsing the praia political declaration and plan

of action

42 decision a/dec.6/10/98 amending article 9 of decision a/dec.19/5/80 relating to the application of proedues for compensation of loss of revenue suffered by member states as a result of liberalisation of intra community trade…. ( 42) A.DEC. 6.10.98 GOODS desiring to harmonise th eprovision of article 9 of decision a/dec19/5/80 and those of article 2 (1b) of the protocol of 15 november 1976 relating to the assessment of loss of revenue suffered by ecowas member states
43 conference of ministers responsible

for coordination of drug control

activities in west africa

conference of ministers responsible for drug control activities in west africa.

bearing in mind the wish expressed in abuja on

27th july, 1996 by ecowas heads of state and

government to give impetus to waging a more

energetic and better coordinated war against the

drug phenomenon and related criminal activities in

west africa;

44  

a.res 2.8.97 relating to prevenand control of drug abuse in west africa

aware that if urgent measures are not taken to

effectively combat it, the drug phenomenon may

hamper the development of member states,

adversely affect the standard of living of the people,

and threaten human rights and fundamental

freedoms

45 recommendation c/rec.4/8/97 relating alarmed at the disastrous social consequences

of the abuse of narcotic drugs in the sub-region,

particularly among the youth whose stable

development is imperative for the progress of

member states and for the building of the

community;

 

 

 

46 a/p.2/7/96 protocol establishing value added tax in ecowas member states… (46) a.p 2.7.96 desiring to conclude a protocol establishing

value added tax in ecowas member states

47 decision a.dec. 3.7.96 establishing the base rate for the teriff production programme envisage for under the etls desiring that customs duties and other taxes of equivalent effect

levied on imports under the ecowas tariff

structure, and serving as the base rate for the

commencement of the tariff reduction programme

envisaged under the ecowas trade liberalization

scheme shall be those rates applicable to goods

imported from third countries by member states

and classified under the same heading in the

ecowas customs and statistical nomenclature,

based on the harmonized commodity description

and coding system (h.s)

48 regulation c.reg 4.7.96 on the list of industrial enterprises and product aproved to benefit from etls desiring that industrial enterprises and products fulfilling the

ecowas rules of origin and approved as being

eligible for preferential treatment under the

ecowas trade liberalization scheme are those

contained in the list attached as an annex to this

regulation.

49 regulation c.reg. 2.11.96. on the list of industrial enterprises and products approved to benefit from the etls desiring to compensate the industrial enterprises and products fulfilling the

ecowas rules of origin and approved as being

eligible for preferential treatment under the

ecowas trade liberalisation scheme

50 recommendation c.rec.5.7.96 on the cancellation of the criterion relating to the level of participation of community national equity capitalwishing to benefit from the etls concerned with the need to eliminate obstacles

being faced by economic operators in the sub region

and to attract foreign investments into west

africa;

51 decision a.dec 4.7.96 on the cancellation of the criterion relating to the level of participation of community national equitycapitalwishing to benefit from etls desiring to streamline the ecowas trade liberalisation scheme with a view to accelerating its effective application;
52 recommendation c.rec. 4.7.96 relating to the establishof base rate for teriff reduction programme envisege for under the etls desiring the adoption of the attached draft

decision establishing the base rate for the tariff

reduction programme envisaged for under the ecowas trade

liberalization scheme

53 decision c.dec.5.7.95 on the list of industrial enterprises and producteligible to benefit frometls desiring that industrial enterprises and products fulfilling the

ecowas rules of origin and approved as being

eligible for preferential treatment under the

ecowas trade liberalization scheme are those

contained in the list attached as an annex to this

regulation.

54 regulation c/reg.5/12/95 withdrawing

the approval to benefit from the ecowas trade beralisation scheme granted to industrial products and enterprises… (54) GOODSC.REG. 5.12.95 WITHDREWING OF THE APPROVAL TO BENEFIT FROM THE ETLS

considering the justified request of the republic

of benin to withdraw approval to benefit from the

ecowas trade liberalisation scheme granted to

certain beninoise enterprises, namely industries

beninoise de refrigeration (iger), union africaine

de confiseries (uac) and manufacture des

cigarettes et alumettes (manacia) ;

55 regulation c.reg. 6.12.95 on the additional list of industrial enterprises and products eligible to benefit from etls mindful of decisions c/dec. 3/6/88 dated 21st

june, 1988 and c/dec. 4/7/92 dated 25th july,

1992 of the council of ministers defining the

procedure for approval of industrial products and

enterprises to benefit from the ecowas trade

liberalisation scheme;

56 recommendation c/reg. 2/12/95 relating to the protocol establishing value added tax in ecowas member states… (56) c.rec2.12.95 considering there need to introduce a neutral

internal indirect taxation system which would boost

consumption and promote intra-community trade

on a non-discriminatory basis;

57 a.res 5.8.94 on the mandatory iodsation of saltin ecowas member state aware that ensuring good health forthe population

is an essential condition for achieving balanced economic

and social development;

58 decision c.dec.7.12.94 relating to the list of industrialenterprises and products approvedto benefit from etls mindful of decision a/dec. 15/5/80 dated 28 may

1980 of the authority of heads of state and government

fixing the level of participation in the authorised capital

of industrial enterprises wishing to benefit from

preferential taxation under the intra-community trade

system

 

59 decision c.dec.8,12.94 aproving the 1995 compensation budget estimate for projected customs revenue by member states as aresult of etls conciouse of the application of the compensation

procedures for loss of revenue suffered by member

states as a result of the trade liberalisation programme

60 decision c.dec 3.7.93 adopting a common customs nomenclature based on the harmonised commodity descriptionand codification sysytem considering the need for a common customs and

statistical nomenclature which would allow member

states to use the same commodity description and

codification system in their trade with third countries;

61 decision c.dec 13.12.93. establishing a supplementary list of industrial enterprises and products aproved for incusion under etls desiring to complement the existing list of industrial

enterprises and products approved for inclusion

under the ecowas trade liberalisation scheme as

contained inthe above-mentioned decision of 20 july, 1993:

 

62 decision c.dec.11.12.93 approving the 1994 compensation budget for projected loss of revenue by member state as a result of etls in industrial product originated from ecowas member state on the recommendation of the trade, customs,

immigration, money and payments commission, meet

ing in lagos from 24 to 27 november, 1993;

63 decision a/dec.5/1/92 on the minimum agenda for action (199211993) on free movement of persons and goods… (63) CROSS CUTINGA.DEC 5.7.92. ON THE MINIMUM AGENDA FOR ACTION (1992-19930 ON FREE MOVEMENT convinced that the implementation of a minimum

agenda for action in such key areas as free movement

of persons and goods would re-vitalise and enhance

the west african integration process;

64 decision a.dec 6.7.92 amending decision a.dec.1.5.83 relating to the adoption and implementation of a single tls for industrial products originating from member state concerned with the need to simplify the scheme in

order to speed up effective implementation;

65 a.res. 1.7.92.relating to the renewal of the international cocoa agreement conscious of the important role of cocoa in the

west african economy

66 decision c/dec.3/7192 desiring to harmonise and coordinate the various aspects

of national economic policies, including

fiscal provisions in the areas of investment

codes, customs codes and other key areas of

integration. etc.:

67 decision c.dec 4.7.92. completing decision c.dec. 3.6.88 dated 21.6.88 definig the procedure for aproval of industrial products and enterprises to benefit from etls considering the need for completing the said decision;

on the recommendation of the trade, customs,

immigration, money and payments commission which

met in lagos from 1 to 5 july, 1992;

68 decision c.dec.5.7.92 on the list of industrial enterprises and product eligible to benefit from the etls desiring that industrial enterprises and products fulfilling the

ecowas rules of origin and approved as being

eligible for preferential treatment under the

ecowas trade liberalization scheme are those

contained in the list attached as an annex to this

regulation.

69 resolution c/res.5/7/92 relating to the

amendment of decision a/dec.1/s/83 dated

30 may, 1983 on the adoption and

implementation of a single tradse

liberalisation scheme for industria_

products originating from ecowas

states…(69) C.res.5.7.92

considering the provisions of decision aldec.1/5/

83 dated 30 may, 1983 on the adoption and implementation of a single trade liberalisation scheme for industrial

products originating from member states of the

community;

70 decision c.dec.6.12.92 establishing asupplimentary list of industrial enterprises and productapproved to benefit under etls desiring that industrial enterprises and products fulfilling the

ecowas rules of origin and approved as being

eligible for preferential treatment under the

ecowas trade liberalization scheme are those

contained in the list attached as an annex to this

regulation.

71 decision c.dec.3.7.91 on the adoption of the feasibility studies on the sellected catle breeding center considering the need tc ensure harmonious

livestock development in the sub ·region

72 decision c.dec.4.7.91 on the adoption of the feasibility studies on the selected foundation seed production centre considering the need to produce adequate

quantities of quality selected seeds to meet the

requirements of the sub-region

73 decision c.dec.12.7.91 establishing the list of industries enterprises and products to benefit under the tls mindful of decision a/dec. 15/5/80 dated 28 may

1980 of the authority of heads of state and government

fixing the level of participation in the authorised capital

of industrial enterprises wishing to benefit from

preferential taxation under the intra-community trade

system

74 (74) C.DIR 2.7.91 ON THE PREPARATION OF A STUDY ON A COMMUNITY PROGRAMME FOR THE PRODUCTION, SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND GASS mindful of the provisions of article 48 of the treaty

relating to cooperation in the energy and mineral

resources sectors

75 decision c.dec.2.5.90 containing the list of industrial enterprises and product eligible to benefit from etls to approve industrial enterprises and goods fulfilling the ecowas

rules of origin conditions and approval as being eligible for inclusion in the intra-community trade liberalization scheme

76 decision c.dec.16.12.90. on the establishment of inter state technicalcommittee to monitor price tender for a specific agriculturalproducts considering the need to monitor price trends for specific agricultural products or groups of products, and to harmonise community markets for agricultural products
77 decision c.dec.14.12.90 on the esablishment of a sub regional seed committee conscious of the importance of agricultural development and food production within the sub region;
78 resolution c/res.5/5/90 on axle road considering the recommendation adopted by the meeting of the transport, ommunications and energy commission (transport sub-commission) heldin lagos

from 2 to 6 april, 1990

79 c.res 1.12.90. on the granting of observers status to the federation of west african manufacturaers association considering the need for rational and effective

coordination of industrial activities in the sub-region;

80 decision a.dec 6.6.89 amending article 9 of decision a.dec.1.5.83 relating to adopting and implemention of single tls for industrial product originating from member states considering the provisions of decision aldec.1/5/83 dated 30 may, 1983 on the adoption and implementation of a single trade liberalisation scheme for industrial

products originating from member states of the

community;

81 decision c.dec.7.6.89 on the suport programme for developmenr of agricultural products mindfu l of the need to ass.st member states of the community to upgrade their units responsible for the

development of Agricultural production in the sub-region;

82 decision c.dec.15.6.89 on alloction of numbers to enterprises and industrial product aroved to benefit from intra ecowas tls mindf ul of decision a/d ec.1 /5/b3 of the authority of heads of state and gove rnrnent dated 30 may, 1983 on the adoption and implementation of a single intra-community trade liberal isation scheme for industrial

products originating from member states of the community.

83 c.res 3.6.89 on the impementation of decision a.dec.8.5.79 on the consolidation of customs duties and taxes of equivalent effect and non teriffbearers recalling that customs duties and taxes of equivalent effect imposed on goods imported under the community as from 28 may, 1979
84 decision c.dec.4.7.87 relating to the assessement of the components making up the ex-factory price of a finished productbefore taxand value add tax desirious of defining the concept of value added tax and moderate product price
85 c/dec. c.dec.4.6.86 establishing procedure for centralisation of information and data controlfor the purpose of assessing loss revenue suffered by implementing etls mindful of decision c/dec.2/6/86 of

30th june, 1986 of the council of ministers relating to the establishment of ecowas community computer

centre for the automatic processing of the

customs, statistical economic and financial data of member states and the assessment of compensation for revenue loss suffered by the said states as a result

of intra-community trade liberalization

 

86 a.res. 1.7.86. relating to the support for the west africa rice development association. bearing in mind the top priority the community cooperation programme accords increased food production so as to achieve the sub regional objectives of food self-sufficiency and food security;
87 decision c/dec.7/5/85 decision of the council of ministers establishing a consultation and co-ordination committee between ecowas member states for the programming of trade fairs and similar commercial events… conscious of the importance of events such as fairs and exhibitions in the development of trade between member states of the community
88 a/p 1/7/85 convention on the temporary importation of passenger vehicle into member states… convinced that the adoption of the common procedures in respect of temporary importation of passenger vehicles will ensure the customs systems of member states of a greater degree of harmonization and uniformity
89 c.res 4.7.85 relating to the adoption of a convention on temporary importation of passenger vihicle into member states considering the need to promote tourism within the community with a view to achieving the harmonious development of this sector in member ‘ sta tes and to foste r the free movement of persons in the sub-region;
90  

a.d ec 1.11.84 relating to the implementation of decision a.dec.1.5.85 on adoption of a single tls for industrial products originating from member states.

considering the various meetings held to examine the eca study report on proposals for strengthening economic integration –in west africa
91 c.res 1.7.84 on the application of decision a.dec. 1.5.83 relating to the adoption and implementation of single tls for industrialproducts originating form member sates considering resolution c/res.3/5/83 relating to the adoption and implementation of a single trade liberalization scheme for industrial products originating from member states;
92 a.d ec 1.11.84 relating to the implementation of decision a.dec.1.5.85 on adoption of a single tls for industrial products originating from member states. considering the various meetings held toexamine the eca study report on proposals for strengthening economic integration -in west africa
93 a.dec.1.5.83 relating to the adoption of and the implementation of a single tls for industrialproducts originating from member states consi dering that the provisions of article 20 on the most favoured nation treatment enjoins each ecowas member state to extend any tariff concessions granted to a third state to other ecowas member states;
94 c/res. 3/5/83 resolution relating to the adoption and implementation of a single trade liberalisation scheme for industrial products originatingfrom member states of the community consi de ring the imperative need for applying a single trade liberalisation scheme within the sub-region and the need for sol identity among member states to work together towards the creation of a customs union;
95 a.dec.5.5.82 relating to production of selected seeds and the choice of production station. desirous of having a good species of part of the highest breed for production centre
96 a.dec.6.5.82 relating to the production of selectcted cattle species and the choice of breeding centre desirious of having a selected cattle species and the choice of breeding centres
97 c/dec.3/5/82 decision of the council of ministers relating to the list of priorities industrial products for the implementation of the trade liberalisation programme…(97) C.DEC.3.5.82 RELATING TO THE ECOWAS ENERGY POLICY-2 desirious of harmonising free trade in west arican community
98 c.dec4.5.82 relating to the defination and noneclature of non teriff bearer which must be eliminated at the decretion of the member state within a period of 4years desirious of strengthen the implementation of external common teriff of the ecowas community
99 dec.5/5/82 decision of the council of ministers relating to the planning of trade fairs conscious of the important role played by trade promotion activities such as fairs and exhibitions in the development of trade between the member states of the community;
100 a.sp1.5.81 amending article 2 of protocol relating to the defination of the concept of originating product of the member states of the ecowas. desirous of promoting intra-community trade

in handicraft and to extend a preferential treatment

to these products;

101 a.dec1.5.81 relating to trade libralisation in respect of traditional handi-craft desiring to promote and harmonise the market of indeginious traditional hand craft
102 a.sp 3.5.80 amending article viii of the french text of the protocol relating to the defination of the concept of product originating from member states desirous of concluding an additional protocol relating to the amendment of article of the frenchtext of the protocol relating to the definition of the concept of products originating from member states;
103 “>a/dec.16/s/8o decision of the authority of heads of state and government of the economic community of west african states relating to the amendment of paragraph 2 of article viii of the french text of the protocol

relating to the definition of the concept of products originating from member states

desirious to know the nature and types of product originating from member state
104 a.dec 17.5.80 decision relating to the modification of of article 2 paragraph 2 of the assesment of loss of revenue of memeber state conscious of the assessment of losses of revenue and the payment of compensation to be effected at the same. time

to all beneficiary member states

105 a.dec.18.5.80 relaing to trade libralization in industrial products desirious to harmonise trade and liberalize trade in west africa and the global world
106 a.dec.19.5.80 relating to the compensation procedures for the lost of revenue suffered by ecowas member states mind ful of the protocol relating to the fund to cooperation. ompensation and development at the community and especially article (2a)
107 c.dec.3.5.80 relating to the proof and the verfication of the community product and procedure relating tothe circulation of goods within the community determined to have the rule relating to the proof and the verification of the commun ity origin and procedure applicable to the movement of product within ecowas
108 c.c.dec4.5.80 relating to studies emanating from tls desiring to know the effect of the trade liberalization programme on th e member states who belong to both ceao and ecowas, to the definition of the status of community enterprises and legal framework by the industry, agriculture and natural resources commission: classification of import duties and taxes as well as indirect internal taxes and duties
109 a.sp1.5.79protocol on rectification of french text

 

desirious to identify product that originate from different ecowas member state
110  

a/sp.2/5/79 supplementary protocol amending protocol relating to the definition of the concept of products originating from member states

 

desiring to conclude a supplementary protocol amending the protocol relating to the definition of products originating from member states
111 a.dec.8.5.79 relating to the consolidation of import duties and nonteriff barrers desirious to improve the west african custorms union
112 a.dec.8.5.79 relating to the consolidation of import duties and nonteriff barrers desirious to balance the content of both english and french text
113 a.dec. 10.5.79 relating to the modification of article ii of protocol on originating products desirious to give aticle ii more strength
Trade in Services
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1 c reg 25 06 13 approving the development of an energy sector emergency support for gambia mali and sierra leone desirous of providing a sustainable solution to the

energy crisis through an emergency support to the

gambia (usd 31.90 million), mali (usd 54.34 million),

and sierra leone (usd 21.8 million) in order to

implement emergency power supply programmes

 

2 c reg 15 06 13 relating to the ecowas bioenergy strategy framework conscious of the need to improve energy security,

increase access to modern energy services and support

the region’s economic and social development in an

environmentally benign manner through the promotion

and use of renewable energy and energy efficient

technologies in ecowas member states

3 c reg 14 06 13 relating to the ecowas small-sclae hydropower program the need to improve energy security,

increase access to modern energy services and support

the region’s economic and social development in an

environmentally benign manner through the promotion

and use of renewable energy and energy efficient

technologies in ecowas member states

4 c reg 9 06 13 relating to capacity building in the energy sector considering the urgent need to increase qualified

staff in the energy sector for development,

implementation of projects and their operations

5 c reg 8 06 13 relating to the establishmnet of a fund for emergency measures in the energy sector mindful of supplementary act a/sa.4/01/08 of 18

january, 2008 adopting the emergency power supply

security plan (epssp);

6 c reg 07 06 13 relating to the optimization of th eoperation of the wa gas pipeline mindful of protocol a/p4/1/03 of 31 january 2003,

hereafter referred to as “the ecowas energy protocol”

establishing the legal framework intended to promote

long term cooperation in the ecowas energy sector

and based on complementarities and mutual benefit aimed

at achieving increased investment on the energy sector

and increased energy trade in the west african region

7 c rec 4 06 13 on the ecowas renewable energy policy conscious of the need to improve energy security,

increase access to modern energy services and support

the region’s economic and social development in an

environmentally benign manner through the promotion

and use of renewable energy and energy efficient

technologies in ecowas member states

8 rec 3 06 13 on the ecowas energy efficiency policy conscious of the need to improve energy security,

increase access to modern energy services and support

the region’s economic and social development in an

environmentally benign manner through the promotion

and use of renewable energy and energy efficient

technologies in ecowas member states

9 supplementary act a/sa.3/07/13 on the ecowas renewable energy Policy…supplementary act asa.30713 desirous therefore of improving energy security,

increase access to modern energy services and support

the region’s economic and social development in an

environmentally benign manner through the promotion

and use of renewable energy and energy efficient

technologies in ecowas member states

10 a sa 2 07 13 on the ecowas energy efficiency policy convinced that energy is a resource, a collective

service, and at the same time, a production factor of

multisectorial dimension that lies at the heart of any

socio-economic development process and essential for

meeting fundamental human needs (food, health,

education, etc.);

11 c dir 1 06 13 on the organisation of the regional electricity market desiring to promote a regional approach to crossborder

electricity trade and to ensure the harmonization

of institutions and rules within ecowas, with a view

to organizing the regional electricity market and creating

favourable conditions for the development of investment

and capacity within the member states of ecowas

12 supplementary act a/sp.11/02/12 relating to common rules on aviation security in ecowas member states… determined to safeguard civil aviation against acts of unlawful interference and also to enhance uniform security measures within the ecowas region
13 supplementary act a/sp.5/02/12 relating to the common rules on air carrier liability in case of accident in ecowas member states desirous to adopt a common community legal framework on air carrier liability in case of an accident in ecowas member state
14 supplementary act a/sp.3/02/12 relating desirous to adopt a common community legal
framework on the liberalization of market access to
ground handling services at airports of ecowas
member states;
15 supplementary act a/sp.8/02/12 relating desirous to adopt a common community legal
framework on conditions of access to air transport
markets in ecowas member states;
16 supplementary act a/sp.9/02/12 relating desirous to adopt a common community legal
framework on rules of competition and exemptions
in air transport services, for the member states of
west africa
17 supplementary act a/sp.10/02/12 relating desirous to adopt a common community legal
framework on the approval of air carriers in
ecowas member states;
18 supplementaryacta/sa.2/01/07 on access and interconnection in respect of ict sector networks and services.. desirous of adopting a regime of access to and
interconnection of networks and services within the
information and communication technology (ict)
sector in the westafrica sub region in order to foster
competition for the benefit of operators and users
in that sector;
19 supplementary act a/sa.3/01/07 on the desirous ofadopting harmonized regulations in
regard to the procedures for the granting of such
licenses orauthorizations within themember states,
based on the rules offree competition in conformity
with international legislation in the area of ict;
20 decision a/dec.9/12/01 relating to the grant of certain advantages to the private for greater cooperation between
african airlines in order to boost the development
of inter-african air transport and the need to
improve the air services available to the consumers;
mindful of decision’ ahg/oua/dec.1; to ensure fair competition
in the aii’transport market in order to provide the
users, reliable, efficient, safe and affordable air services
in the sub-region;
21 decision aldec.10/12/01 relating to the grant of certain advantages to the private to improve coastal shipping
services in the west african region
22 recommendation c/rec.8/7/96 relating to the conclusion of a multilateral air transport agreement among member states aware of the need to develop air transport services within ecowas
23 decision aldec. 7n/96 onthe conclusion of a multilateral air transport agreement among member states aware of the need to develop air transport
services within ecowas
24 recommendation c/rec. 11n/96 relating to the adoption of an ecowas statistics determined to put in place a regional
mechanism for the harmonious development of
statistics in the region which would ensure the
efficient collection, analysis, compilation and
dissemination of data at both national and regional
levels
25 decision a/dec.2/7/86 relating to the creation of the organisation of trade desirious that the system of check-off shall be applied
to all member states of the community to improve the financial position of the national trade unions as well as that of their regional organisation: otuwa.
TCross cutting
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1 supplementary act a/sa.1/07/13 relating to the establishmnet of the joint border posts concept within member states of the economic community of west african states… determined to provide a legal framework for joint

border posts within the community in order to enhance trade and transit facilitation at national borders of the member states.

 

 
2 recommendation c/rec.6/06/13 amending the draft supplementary act a/sa.2/12/08 on the establishment, functions and operation of the regional competition authority for ecowas … desirous therefore of amending the current article 2

paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 of the french version of this

supplementary act to align it in both meaning and

content to article 2 paragraphs 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the

english version of the latter act

 
3 #3 C REC 2 06 13 RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF JBPS WITHIN MEMBER STATES determined to provide a legal framework for joint

border posts within the community in order to enhance

trade and transit facilitation at national borders of the

member states.

 
4 _4 C REG 14 12 12 ADOPTING ECOWAS STANDARDS HARMONISATION MODEL AND PROCEDURE desirous of defining a standards harmonisation model for ecowas and laying down harmonisation procedures for those standards  
5 # 5 A.SP 1 02 12 AMENDING DECISION A DEC 17 12 01 conscious of the need to consolidate the
multilateral surveillance mechanism with a view to
ensuring compliance with the economic convergence
criteria set out -in the macro-economic convergence
and stability pact;
 
6 supplementary act a/sp.2/02/12 relating
to the macroeconomic convergence and stability pact between the ecowas
member states… # 6 A SP 2 02 12 RELATING TO MACROECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL POLICY
desirous of effectively implementing the road
map of the ecowas single currency programme;
 
7 supplementary act a/sp.6/02/12 relating
to the common rules on tariffs
applicable to passengers, freight and mail for air transport within, from and
to ecowas member states… #7 A SP 6 02 12 RELATING TO THE COMMON RULES ON TARIFFS
desirous to adopt a common community legal
framework on tariffs applicable to passengers,
freight and mail for air transport services within,
from and to ecowas member states
 
8 draft supplementary act a/sp.7/02/12 relating to the common rules on
compensation to passengers in the event of denied boarding, cancellation or major delay of flights in ecowas member states … #8 A SP 7 02 12 RELATING TO THE COMMON RULES ON COMPENSATION
desirous to adopt a common community legal
framework on compensations for passengers
denied boarding, cancellation or major delay of a
flight in ecowas member states;
 
9 s u p p l e m e n ta ry a c t a / s a. 1 2 / 0 2 / 1 2
adopting the revised master plan for the generation and transmission of the electrical energy of the ecowas
member states…(9)a.ps 12.02.2012 master plan electrical energy 2012
desirous of putting in place a coherent framework
and best investments planning in the energy subsector
of the ecowas region;
 
10 regulation c/reg.19/12/11 relating to the creation and functioning of an air transport committee within ecowas… # 10 C_REG.19_12_11 RELATING TO THE CREATION AND FUNCTIONING OF AN AIR TRANSPORT COMMITTEE desirous of strengthening the capacity for
negotiation of air transport agreements between
ecowas member states and to parties;
 
11 supplementary act a/sa.1/12/08 adopting community rules and the modalities of their application within ecowas (11) A.SA.1.12.08 ADOPTING COMMUNITY COMPETITION RULES AND MODALITES OF THEIR APPLICATION  
12  

supplementary act a/sa.2/12/08 on the establishment, functions and operation of the regional competition authority for ecowas…(12) A.SA.2.12.08 ON THE ESTABLISHMENT, FUNCTION AND OPERATION OF REGIONAL COMPETITION AUTHORITY FOR ECOWAS

13 supplementary a/sa.3/12/08 adopting community rules on investment and the modalities for their implementation within ecowas
14 regulation c/reg.5/12/06 approving the budget of the intergovernmental action group against money laundering in west africa for the 2007 financial year desiring to approrate and aprove fund for effective performance of the intergovernmental action group against money laundering in west africa for the 2007 financial year  
15 regulation reg.28/12/06 establishing national monitoring structures on free movement of persons on the highways and at the borders with ECOWAS region…(15) REG.28. 12.06. ESTABLISHING NATIONALMONITORING STRUCTURES ON FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSON ON THE HIGH WAY AND BORDWES WITH ECOWAS REGION wishing to address the concerns of community
citizens and to promote trade and investments in
the sub-region;
desirous therefore of creating monitoring
structures on free movement of persons on the
highways and at the borders of crucial importance
in ecowas, as well as the coordination bureau
with a view to attaining the objective of free
movement of persons;
 
16 decision a/dec.2/01/06 relating to the
adoption of the concept of border
countries and the development of transborder
cooperation within the ecowas
regionA.DEC.2.01.06 RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE CONCEPT OF BORDER COUNTRIES AND DEVELOPMENT OF TRANS-BORDERCOOPERATION WITHIN ECOWAS REGION
desiring therefore, to recognise trans-border
communities as contact and trade zones, and
develop institutional intermediaries at the national
and local levels, with a view to ensuring greater
efficiency of initiatives for the joint management of
the everyday problems of populations located along
the borders
 
17 decision a/dec.5/01/06 approving
measures for the efficient functioning
of inter-governmental action group
against money laundering in west africa giabaA.DEC. 5 .01.06 APPROVING MEASURE FOR THE EFFICIENCYFUNCTIONING OF INTER-GOVERMENTAL ACTION GROUP AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING
desiring therefore to upgrade giaba as a fatf
style regional body, ensure its efficient functioning
and also ensure and strengthen member states full
involvement in the fight against money laundering
which is now being used for the financing of terrorism
 
18 decision c/dec.9/01/06 relating to the
adoption of the harmonisation
programme for consumer price indices
(cpi) of member states
C.DEC. 9.01.06 RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF THE HARMONISATION PROGRAMME FOR CONSUMER PRICE INDICES OF MEMBER STATE
conscious of the need for comparable economic
data to guarantee the credibility of the ecowas
multilateral surveillance mechanism;
 
19 decision a/dec. 10/01/2006 on ecowas
improved framework of gross domestic
product (gdp) in member statesA.DEC.10.01.06 ON THE ECOWAS IMPROVED FRAMWORK OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT(GDP) IN ECOWAS MEMBER STATES
conscious of the need for comparable economic
data to guarantee the credibility of the ecowas
multilateral surveillance mechanism;
 
20 decision a/dec.11/01/06 relating to the
adoption of the 2006-2010 ecowas
regional statistical programme
A.DEC 11.01.06 RELATING TOTHE ADOPTION OF THE 2006-2010 ECOWAS REGIONAL STATISTICAL PROGRAMME
the objective of this statistical development
programme for west africa is to create the conditions
for each country in the region to have the capacity
to produce the minimum statistical information
necessary for decision-making by national authorities and the international community as well as socioeconomic
operators.
 
21 decision a/dec.12/01/06 setting new modalities for the preparation of statistics on external trade in the
economic community of west african states to replace decision c/dec.3/6/86
A.DEC. 12.01.06. SETTING NEW MODALITIES FOR THE PREPARETION OF STATISTICS ON EXTERNAL TRADE IN THE ECONOMIC OF WEST AFRICA STATES TO REPLACE DECISION C.DEC. 3.6.86
desirious of harmonising and consolidating external trade data in ecowas community  
22 #22 A DEC 13 01 06 RELATING ECOWAS IMPROVED FRAMEWORK OF CONSUMER PRICE INDICES conscious of the need for comparable economic
data to guarantee the credibility of the ecowas
multilateral surveillance mechanism;
 
23 decision aldec.8/12/01 relating to the establishment to pool the energy resources of member states to enable them meet their development requirements and to establish a mechanism for financing the west african power pool (wapp) priority projects  
24 # 24 A DEC 11 12 01 RELATING TO THE NEGOTIATION OF A REGIONAL ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP for a regional economic
partnership agreement as envisaged under the·
said acp/eu cotonou agreement can serve as a
mechanism for enhancing the development and integration
of the west african economies
 
25 decision aldec.13/12/01 concerning the first tranche of the called -up capital of ecowas bank for investment and development. A.DEC.13.12.01 CONCERNING THE FIRST TRANCHE OF THE CALLED -UP CAPITAL OF ECOWAS BANK FOR INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT to provide the ecowas
bank for investment and development with the nec-
. essary financial resources required to accomplish
its mission of investing in the two subsidiaries
 
26 decision aldec.17/12/01 creating a mechanism for the multilateral surveillance of economic and financial policies of ecowas member states… A# 26 DEC 17 12 01 CREATING A MECHANISM FOR THE MULTILATERAL SURVEILLANCE OF ECONOMIC to fully implement the convergence measures
adopted and to specify the practical modalities’
for the organisation and implementation of the. multilateral
surveillance for the creation of a viable economic and monetary in west africa
 
27 protocol a/p2/12/01 relating to the ecowas bank for investment and development (ebid)… recalling further the new article 21 paragraph 2 of the said revised treaty which requires that the status, objectives and functions of the holding company are defined in the protocol annexed to the said revised treaty  
28 regulation c/reg.7/12/01 approving the compensation budgets for loss of revenue
suffered by ecowas member states in 1998 and 2000 as a result of the l1beralisation of intra-ecowas trade… # 28 C REG 7 12 01 APPROVING THE COMPENSATION BUDGET FOR LOSS OF REVENUE SUFFERED BY ECOWAS MEMBER STATES
to approve the
compensation budgets for loss of revenue
suffered by ecowas member states
in 1998 and 2000 as a result of the l1beralisation
of intra-ecowas trade
 
29 regulation c/reg.13/12/01 on roads that have assumed greater importance in supporting intra-community trade and cross-border movement…(29) C.REG. 13.12.01. ON THE ROAD THATHAVE ASSUMED GREATER IMPORTANCE IN SUPORTING INTRA -COMMUNITY TRADEAND CROSS-BORDER MOVEMENT interconnecting roads for the opening
up of the land-locked countries
 
30 ajp2/7/96 protocol establishing value
added tax in ecowas member states# 30 PROTOCOL VALUE ADDED TAX 1996
desiring to conclude a protocol establishing
value added tax in ecowas member states;
 
31 decision a/dec. sn/96 granting the west african enterprises network (waen) the status of observer within the institutions of the community… # 31 A.DEC.5.7.96 GRANTING THE WEST AFRICA ENTERPRISES NETWORK (WAEN) THE STATUS OF OBSERVVERS WITHIN THE INSTITUTION OF THE COMMUNITY. considering that the west africa enterprise
network is an international non-governmental
organisation comprising private sector
entrepreneurs whose objective is to contribute to
the improvement of the business climate in west
africa;
 
32 decision a/dec. 6/7/96 establishing
standards for the design of
community roads… # 32 A.DEC.6.7.96 ESTABLISHING STANDARDS FOR THE DESIGN OF COMMUNITY ROAD
conscious of safety considerations, given that
heavy duty vehicles occupy up to 2.8 metres of
the roadway;
 
33 decision a/dec. 8/7/96 relating to the
creation by each member state of an
autonomous fund for road
maintenance(33) a.dec. 8.7.96
aware of the accelerated deterioration of roads
in member states; and the high costs of
rehabilitating such roads;
 
34 decision aldec. 11n/96 relating to the
adoption of an ecowas statistics
Policy
A.DEC. 11.7.96 RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF AN ECOWAS STASTISTICS POLICY
determined to put in place a regional
mechanism for the harmonious development of
statistics in the region which would ensure the
efficient collection, analysis, compilation and
dissemination of. data at both national and regional
levels
 
35 recommendation c/rec. 717/96 relating
to the establishment of standards for
the design of community roads
C.REC. 7.7.96 RELATING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STARNDARD FOR DESIGN OF COMMUNITY ROAD
conscious of safety considerations given that
heavy duty vehicles occupy up to 2.8 metres of
the roadway;
 
36 supplementary convention a/sp.1/5/90 establishing a community guarantee
mechanism for inter-state road transit… # 36 A SP 1 5 90 CONVENTION ESTABLISHING A COMMUNITY GUARANTEE
to establish a community
guarantee mechanism to facilitate the free flow
of goods in the field of inter-state road transit of
goods
 
37 supplementary protocol aisp 2/5/90 on the implementation of the third phase (right of establishment) of the protocol
on free movement of persons, right of residence and establishment…(37) A.SP.2.5.90. ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE THIRD PHASE RIGHT OF ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROTOCOL ON FREE MEVEMENT
the imperative need to proceed to the
third phase (right of establishment) of the protocol on
free movement of persons, right of residence and
establishment, in-as-much as the uniform implementation
of the provisions of ecowas texts on free
movement of persons, goods, services and capital by all
member states is a fundamental basis of community
building and a pre-requisite for the harmonious development
of the economic, social and cultural activities of
the states of the sub-region which will ensure the welfare
of their peoples.
 
38 decision ai dec. 2/5/90 establishing a residence card in ecowas member states A.DEC. 2.5.90. ESTABLISHING A RESIDENCE CARD IN ECOWAS MEMBER STATES introduce a single residence card to compliment advantages of harmonous development activities in the community  
39 decision a/dec. 7/5/ 90 relating to the effects of the completion of the internal european market (europe 1992) on west africa… # 39 A DEC 7 5 90 RELATING TO THE EFFECTS OF THE COMPLETION to protect the west african economy
and address at the sub-regional level the problem of
marginalisation of west africa by the international
community owing to the adverse effects that europe 1992
would have, thus worsening the hostile international
environment that ecowas and its member states
have to copewith;
 
40 decision c/dec. 2/5/90 containing the list of industrial enterprises and. products eligible to benefit from trade llberali sation
between ecowas member states… # 40 A DEC 2 5 90 ESTABLISHING A RESIDENCE CARD
to approve industrial enteprises and goods fulfiling the ecowas
rulesof origin conditions and approval asbeing eligible
for inclusion in the intra-community trade iiberalisation
scheme
 
41 resolution a/res. 3/5/90 relating to international support of west african development… (41) C.RES. 3.5.90 ON THE REDUCTION OF THE NUMBER OF ROAD CHECK- POINT IN ECOWAS MEMBER STATES-2 to address the diminution of the flow of exterrnal
resources to the sub-region, especially during the past
decade in spite of the firm commitments made under
un-paaerd by the industrialised countries to support
the necessary efforts of african countries
 
42 resolution c/res. 2/5/90 on the adoption of the draft supplementary protocol on
the implementation of the third phase (right of establishment) of the protocol on free movement of persons, right of residence and establishment
C.RES.2.5.90. ON THE ADOPTION OF THE DRAFT SUPPLEMENTARY PROTOCOL ON THE IMPPLEMETATION OF THIRD PHASE (RIGHT OF ESTABLISHMENT )OF THE PROTOCOL ON FREE MOVEMENT
to approve and adopt the supplementary
protocol on the implementation of phase 1\1 (right of
establishment) of “the protocol on free movement of
persons, right of residence and establishment
 
43 resolution c/res. 4/5/90 on the reduction of the number of road check-points in ecowas member states C.RES. 4.5.90 ON THE REDUCTION OF THE NUMBER OF ROAD CHECK- POINT IN ECOWAS MEMBER STATES to reduce check points on inter-state roads  
44 resolution c/res. 5/5/90 on axle road… (44) c.Res.5.5.90 on Axele Road introduce weighbridge and axle scales as a means
of effectively monitoring tonnage transported and of
ensuring that the maximum axle load of 11.5 tonnes
adopted by ecowas member states is enforced
 
45 resolution c/res. 6/5/90 on the completion of the remaining sections of the trans west african highway network and the interconnecting roads to facilitate access to landlocked countries… (45) c.res.6.5 90 to prioritise the construction of interconnecting roads to facilitate access to landlocked countries and to complete the trans west african highway  
46  

resolution c/res. 8/5/90 on the establishment

 

to establish a harmonised
residence card within the community to facilitate and
simplify movement of personswithin member states
 
47 Resolution c/res.9/5/9o relating to the completion ofthe ecowas monetary cooperation programme… (47)C.RES. 9.5.90 to adopt the time-table for the completion
of the ecowas monetary union
 
48 supplementary protocol a/sp.1/6/89 amending and complementing the provisions of article 7 of the protocol on free movement, right of residence and establishment… # 48 SUPPLEMENTARY PROTOCOL A_SP1_6_89
49 decision c/dec 6n/87 relating to the
cooperation agreement between international finance company for
investment and development in africa
(sifida) and the ecowasfund
C.DEC. 6.7.87 RELATING TO THE COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE COMPANY FOR INVESTMENT DEVELOPMENTIN AFRICA (SIFIDA)AND THE ECOWAS FUND
desiring fund to finance investment to foster growth and development in ecowas community  
50 a/sp.1/7/86 supplementary protocol on the second phase (right of residence) of the protocol on free movement of persons, the right of residence and establishment( 50 ) a.sp.1.7.86 convinced of the need to proceed to
the second phase of this protocol, which relates to
the right of residence, at the present stage of the
evolution of ecowas activities
 
51 c/dec.3/6/86 decision relating to the rules and regulations governing the modalities for the establishment of statistics on the external trade of ecowas member states ‘C.DEC.3.6.86 RELATING TO THE RULE AND REGULATION GOVERNING THE MODALITIES FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF STATISTIC OF EXTERNAL TRADE OF MEMBER STATES desirious of the automatic proces
sing of customs and statistical data on the external
trade of member states, to enhance the decision relating to the rules and regulations governing the modalities for the preparation of statistics on the external trade of ecowas member states, which is been adopted for ecowas
 
52 c/dec.4/6/86 decision establishing procedure for centralisation of information and data control for the purpose of assessing loss of revenue suffered by ecowas member states as a result
of the implementation of the intracommunity trade liberalisation programme.(52) c.dec. 4.6.86
desirious of accertaining the valu of revenue lost by ecowas member state through the proccese of trade liberalization  
53 A RES 1 7 86 RELATING TO SUPPORT FOR THE WEST AFRICA RICE conscious of the vital role that agricultural
research can play in increasing food production
and productivity
 
54 alp 1/7/85 convention on the temporary importation of passenger vehicles into
member states…(54) A.SP. 1.7.85 SUPPLEMENTARY PROTOCOL ON THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROTOCOL ON FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSON THE RIGHT OF RESIDENCE AND ESTABLISHMENT
desirous of promot ing an effec tive implementati
o n of th e protocol o n the free movemen t of
person s, right of resid en ce and est abli shm ent signed
on 29 may, 1979 in dakar, part icularly in respect of
the movemen t of passenge r veh id es
 
55 a/sp. 1/7/85 supplemental protocol on the code of ‘conduct for the implementation of the protocol on free movement of persons, the right of residence and establishment… # 55 SUPPLEMENTARY PROTOCOL A_SP.1_7_85 conscious of the urgent need to establish an
effective and adequate cooperation between the
administrations of member states in view ofthe
need for mutual administrative assistance between
them on. the free movementofpersons,
goods, services and capital;
 
56 a/dec. 2/7/85 decision of the authority of heads of state and government of the economic community of west african states relating to the establishment of ecowas travel certificate for member states… # 56 A DEC 2 7 85 OF THE AUTHORIY OF HEADS OF STATES AND GOVERNMENT desirious to adopt a free and eassy mean of movement for the member state within the ecowas communities  
57 C.DEC. 7.5.85. ESTABLISHING A CONSULTATION AND CO-ODINATIONCOMMITTEE BETWEEN MEMBER STATES FOR THE PROGRAMMING OF TRADE FAIRAND SIMILAR COMMERCIAL EVENTS

 

conscious of the importance of events such as
fairs and exhibitions in the development of trade between
memberstates of the community
 
58 a/dec17/5/80 decision of the author ity of heads of state and gove rnment of the economic commutllty of west african states relating to the modlficatoion of article 2 paragraph 2 of the protocol relating to the assessment of loss of revenue of member states of the economic community of west african states… # 58 A DEC 17 5 80 DECISION OF THE AUTHORITY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT desirious to acces and modify the loss of revenue by member state through liberalization and mode of compensation  
59 protocol a/p.1/5/79 relating to free movement of persons, residence and establishment

A.DIR.15.5.79 RELATING TO THE FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSON AND THE RIGHT OF RESIDENCE AND ESTABLISHMENT

 

convinced of the need to spell out in this protocol the various stages to be undergone to accomplish complete freedom of movement as envisaged by sub-paragraph (d) of paragraph 2 of article 2 and article 27 of the treaty  
60 supplementary protocol a/sp.1/7/86 on the second phase (right of residence…(60) A.S 1.7.86 supplementary protocol on the second phase Right of residence ) protocol on free movement. 1986. the need to proceed to the second phase of this protocol, which relates to the rights of residence, at the present stage of the evolution of ecowas activities  
61 Supplementary act A/SA.2/12/17 ADOPTING THE ECOWAS CUSTOMS CODE  

CONSIDERING THE NEED TO LAY DOWN GENERAL RULES AND PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO GOODS ENTERING OR LEAVING THE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF THE COMMUNITY

 

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