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Syllabus of the Subject

SADC Customs and Trade Facilitation (Southern African Development Community)


  1. Introduction to the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
    1. History of the Southern African Development Community
    2. Main institutions of the SADC
    3. SADC Treaty (1992)
  2. Economic Profile of the SADC Region: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, DR Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  3. Strategic Plans
  4. Economic Development
  5. Trade in the SADC region
    1. SADC Agreement
    2. Trade Liberalization
    3. Customs and Trade Facilitation
    4. Competition Policy
    5. Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    6. Trade in Services
    7. SADC Trade Development Programme
  6. Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan
  7. Directorate of Trade, Industry, Finance, and Investment
  8. Integration Process in the Southern African Development Community
    1. Free-Trade Area (2008)
    2. Customs Union (2010)
    3. Common Market (2015)
    4. Monetary Union (2016)
    5. Single Currency (2018)
  9. Regional Economic Integration Support Programme
  10. Infrastructure and Services in the SADC Region
    1. Transport in the Southern African Development Community Region
    2. Maritime, ports, and inland waterways
    3. Corridors in the SADC region: Maputo Development Corridor, North-South, Dar es-Salaam Corridor, Beira, and Nacala Multimodal Corridor
    4. Information and communication technologies (ICT) and Telecommunications
    5. Tourism
    6. Food, agriculture, and natural resources
    7. Southern Africa Trade Hub

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

  1. EU-SADC Agreement
  2. Agreement with the EFTA
  3. Preferential Trade Agreement with the MERCOSUR
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement


The objectives of the subject “Southern African Development Community (SADC)” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims and the affiliated institutions of the SADC
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries of the SADC and the areas of cooperation
  3. To analyze the economic integration process: Free-Trade Area, Customs Union, Common Market, Economic and Monetary Union, and Single Currency of the SADC
  4. To analyze the intra-SADC trade
  5. To know the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan
  6. To explore the SADC Free Trade Agreements

African Students (Masters Foreign Trade)


The Subject “Southern African Development Community (SADC)” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate in African Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Master in Business in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Courses: Business in Central Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa.

Foreign Trade and Business in East Africa

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Communauté de développement de l’Afrique australe (SADC) Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Comunidad de Desarrollo del África Austral (SADC) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Comunidade para o Desenvolvimento da África Austral (SADC).

  1. Credits of the Subject “Southern African Development Community (SADC)”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

African Economic Integration

Sample - Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Customs Union - Southern African Development Community (SADC)


Southern African Development Community (SADC).

The member countries of the SADC are Angola, Botswana, DR Congo, Comoros, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  1. The Comoros is a member of the Southern African Development Community since August 20, 2017
  2. SADC was formed in 1992
  3. The SADC headquarters are in Gaborone (Botswana)
  4. The Southern African Development Community Customs Union has not yet been established
  5. Only five Member States have signed the Southern African Customs Union: Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, and Eswatini

Foreign Trade and Business in Southern Africa. Online Diploma, Master, Doctorate

The objectives of the SADC are to:

  1. Reach the development and the economic growth in the Southern Africa region
  2. Alleviate poverty
  3. Improve the standard and quality of life of the Southern African people
  4. Support to the socially disadvantaged through the regional trade integration

The economy of the SADC region:

  1. SADC Population: 277 million people
  2. Economic growth in the Southern African Development Community region remained robust in the last years
  3. Economic growth (averaged): 5.4%
  4. Services sectors: 50% of the SADC GDP
  5. Industry: 32%
  6. Total imports: 91,608 million dollars
  7. Total exports: 89,151 million dollars
  8. Top intra-SADC trade export products: petroleum, agricultural goods, electricity, and textile
  9. The main markets of the SADC products are the APEC Markets (45%), the EU (27%), Intra-SADC (10%), and other African Countries (3%)
  10. Some economies of the SADC region benefited from the Foreign Trade gains resulting from wave in commodity prices
  11. Southern African Customs Union (SACU): the Republic of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Eswatini
  12. The Southern African Development Community region has been affected by reduction in international and cross-border financial flows (global crisis) and falling the real economic growth and foreign trade flows

All the SADC countries are predominantly Christian.

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The SADC belongs to the African Civilization.

  1. Southern African Economic Area
  2. East African Economic Area
  3. Central African Economic Area

Trans-African corridors in the SADC region:

  1. Lobito Corridor
  2. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  3. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  4. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  5. Lagos-Mombasa
  6. North-South Corridor
  7. Asia-Africa Corridor

Largest ports in the SADC region: Durban, Luanda, Maputo, Walvis Bay, Dar es-Salaam.

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