The SADC Free Trade Area. Presented at NATIONAL NTBS TRAINING AND FTA SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP 23 April 2009 Ebene , Mauritius BY Mupelwa Sichilima SADC Secretariat Gaborone, Botswana. Background. SADCC established in 1980, Lusaka, Zambia Loose alliance of Southern African governments
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The SADC Free Trade Area
Presented at NATIONAL NTBS TRAINING AND FTA SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP
23 April 2009Ebene, Mauritius
BY MupelwaSichilimaSADC SecretariatGaborone, Botswana
1 Angola 2 Botswana 3 Democratic Republic of Congo
4 Lesotho 5 Madagascar 6 Malawi 7 Mauritius 8 Mozambique
9 Namibia 10 South Africa, 11 Swaziland 12 Seychelles
13 Tanzania 14 Zambia and 15 Zimbabwe
(Preferential tariffs on imported goods)
(Duty free and no barriers to trade SADC originating imports)
(CET established- creating a single customs territory)
(Free movement of capital)
(SADC Central bank established)
(Regional Currency launched)
-Madagascar –suspension -made tariff phase down offers)
-Angola, DRC, Seychelles– Not Acceded to the Protocol on Trade
- NTB online reporting and elimination mechanism has been agreed upon.
-Implementation in process
-Active participation of the private sector cardinal for success.
NB- Rule allows for accumulation
- Produced within the region and classifiable after processing.
NB Information available on SADC website - http//www.sadc.int/fta
Making the FTA Work for You-Firm level
(both involve sunk costs)
Member State Level
NB . transaction costs are major determinants of manufactures exports
What is a customs Union