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Syllabus of the Subject

Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Preferential Trade Agreement. Africa-Asia


  1. Introduction to the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
    1. Formerly known as the Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC)
  2. Structure of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  3. IORA Business Forum
  4. Action Plan of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
  5. Scope of work and priority areas;
    1. Trade and Investment Facilitation
    2. Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association
    3. Maritime safety and security
    4. Fisheries management
    5. Disaster risk management
    6. Academic, Science, and Technology Cooperation
    7. Tourism and cultural exchanges
    8. Gender empowerment
  6. Projects of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Special Fund
  7. Charter of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)


The objectives of the subject “Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)” are the following:

  1. To understand the goals, structure, and institutions of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  2. To know the role of the workgroup on trade and investment (IORA Preferential Trade Agreement)
  3. To assess the benefits for the IORA member countries and the areas of cooperation (technical, economic...)

African Students (Masters Foreign Trade)


International Relations of Africa


Indian-Ocean Rim Association:

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an international economic organization comprising countries of:

  1. Africa (9): Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania
  2. Asia (10): Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Thailand
  3. Middle East (3): Oman, the Emirates, and Yemen
  4. Europe: France

Sample - Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA):
Indian-Ocean Rim Association IORA, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius...

The dialogue partners of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association are China, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, and the U.S..

The focus of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association is on the economic cooperation and particularly in international trade and foreign direct investment.

  1. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is a lifeline of the International Trade and economy
  2. The Indian-Ocean Rim Association is firmly based on the principle of open regionalism, as promoted by the WTO
  3. One of the objectives of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association is to create a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) in the region
  4. The economies of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association are home to 2 billion people and represents 40% of the World's population
  5. The Indian Ocean is the third biggest Ocean and carries 50% of the container ships in the World, 33% of the bulk cargo traffic and 66% of the petroleum shipment in the World

Transport Corridors:

  1. Asia-Africa Corridor
  2. Bangladesh-Myanmar Corridor
  3. Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association is an international institution formed by:

  1. Christian Countries: Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania
  2. Muslim Countries: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Oman, the Emirates, and Yemen
  3. Hindu Countries: India and Mauritius
  4. Buddhist Countries: Sri Lanka and Thailand
  5. Multi-religious countries: Singapore and Madagascar

The Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) is an inter-civilization agreement between the Western Civilization, Sinic-Buddhist, Hindu Civilization, and the Islamic Civilization.



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