Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
Communauté économique des Etats de l'Afrique centrale (CEEAC)
Comunidad Económica de los Estados del Africa Central (CEEAC)
Comunidade Economica dos Estados da Africa Central (CEEAC)
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1981-12 Libreville Gabon
Dec 1981, Libreville (Gabon), during a conference of the Heads of State of F-XF5516 - Communauté économique des pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL) and H-XD0228 - Union douanière et économique de l'Afrique centrale (UDEAC), following recommendations adopted, 1981, Lagos (Nigeria), by H-XD3027 - Organization of African Unity (OAU), within the framework of the Plan of Action and the Final Act of Lagos of 1980. Treaty adopted 18 Oct 1983, Libreville; entered into force 18 Dec 1984. Inactive 1992-1997, mainly due to internal conflicts. Relaunched Feb 1998, Libreville, during 2nd extra-ordinary Summit.
Promote and reinforce harmonious cooperation and balanced, self-maintained development in all areas of economic, social, cultural, scientific and technical activity in order to: realize collective autonomy; raise the standard of living of the people; increase and maintain economic stability; promote peace, security and stability in the sub-region; reinforce close and peaceful relations among member States; contribute to the development of the African continent. Specific objectives: eliminate customs duties and all other equivalent taxes on the import and export of merchandise among member States; abolish quantitative restrictions and other hindrances to trade; establish a commercial policy with respect to third countries; progressively eliminate obstacles to free circulation of persons, goods, services, capital and right of establishment; harmonize national policies so as to promote common activities, notably in the areas of industry, transport and communications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, trade, currency and finance, human resources, tourism, education and culture, and science and technology; create a cooperation and development fund; accelerate development of member States either land-locked, partially islands, semi-enclosed and/or in the category of least developed countries.
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Conference of Heads of State and Government; Council of Ministers; Consultative Commission (Experts Meeting); Court of Justice (not yet in operation). Secretariat General, comprising Secretary-General, 3 Assistant Secretaries-General and Directors of Sections: General Affairs (documentation, information, conference, translation, protocol and security); Administration and Finance (including personnel services); Trade, Customs, Financial and Monetary Questions; Transport, Communications and Tourism; Agriculture and Industry. Advisory Committee; Special Technical Committees.
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