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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Economic Community of Central African States

Louis Savadogo

Subject(s):
Goods — Services — Tariffs — Technical barriers to trade

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The establishment of the Economic Community of Central African States (‘ECCAS’; ‘Community’) falls within the scope of the Lagos Plan of Action for the Economic Development of Africa: 1980–2000 , adopted by the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (‘OAU’; see also African Union [AU] ), which met on 28 and 29 April 1980. This document entrusted the Secretary-General of the OAU with the task of setting up ‘as quickly as possible, a Drafting Committee, at ministerial level, to prepare the draft of the treaty establishing...
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