Union monétaire de l'Afrique centrale (UMAC)

Central African Monetary Union (CAMU)

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22 Nov 1972, Brazzaville (Congo Brazzaville), by 5 member States and by Government of France. 'Convention of Transaction Accounts' signed 13 Mar 1973, Libreville (Gabon). Equatorial Guinea became a member as from 1 Jan 1985. Has also been referred to in English as Central African Monetary System and as Central African Monetary Area (CAMA); and in French as Zone monétaire centrafricaine. Since the setting up of Central Africa Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC), 16 Mar 1994, an institution of CEMAC.


Act as the institution in charge of monetary issues and harmonization of monetary policies of the member countries.

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Harmonizes monetary policies; controls external payments and the general exchange regime. Close cooperation with: Central African Economic Union (UEAC), the latter replacing Central African Customs and Economic Union (CACEU); Commission bancaire de l'Afrique centrale (COBAC).


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Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 7 countries
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  • Commerce
    • Money
  • Government
    • Intergovernmental Communities

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