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Central American Integration System (SICA)



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Syllabus of the Subject

Economic Integration in Central America. Customs and Monetary Union

  1. Introduction to the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  2. Functions and objectives of the Central America Integration System
  3. Member countries of the SICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama
  4. SICA Specialized Agencies
  5. Secretariat of the Central American Economic Integration (SIECA)
    1. Central American Common Market (MCCA) - Integrated with the SICA -
  6. Central American Trading Scheme:
    1. Origins of Goods
    2. Safeguard Measures
    3. Central American Tariff System
  7. Central American Free-Trade Area
    1. Customs and Monetary Union of the Central American Integration System
    2. Central American Bank for Economic Integration
  8. Trade Agreements related to Central America
  9. EU-Central America Association Agreement
  10. Trade Relations with
    1. CARICOM
    2. Andean Community
    3. MERCOSUR

Sample - Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (SICA), e-Course


The purposes of the subject “Central American Integration System (SICA)” are the following:

  1. To understand the purposes, functions, and the affiliated institutions of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  2. To assess the benefits for the member countries and the areas of cooperation
  3. To know the socio-economic and the development problems of the Central American countries
  4. To analyze the economic integration processes (Central American Common Market, Free Trade Zone in Central America, Customs Union) and the international trade among the member states of the Central American Integration System (SICA)
  5. To explore the Central American Trade Agreements
  6. To analyze the role of the Central American Bank for Economic Integration

Online Student Master in International Business

The Subject “Central American Integration System (SICA)” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: American Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Belize, Masters, International Business Trade Masters adapted to Belizean Students.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Sistema de Integración Centroamericana Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Sistema Integração Centro-Americana (SICA) Study Doctorate in International Business in French Système d’intégration centraméricain (SICA.

Credits of the Subject “Central American Integration System”: 1 ECTS Credits

Foreign Trade and Business in Central America

Latin American Economic Integration

Central American Integration System

In 1993 was created in Tegucigalpa the Central American Integration System (SICA) by Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

  1. Observer States;
    1. America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, the U.S., Mexico, Peru, Uruguay
    2. Europe: Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, Vatican
    3. Asia: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Qatar, Taiwan
    4. Africa: Morocco, Egypt
  2. Observer Organizations: EU, International Youth Organization

The main objective of the Central American Integration System is to encourage the Regional Integration in the Central American region.

The objective of the General Secretariat of the Central American Integration System is to provide services and technical support to the Regional Integration process in Central America, mainly for the Central American Union.

  1. The Central American Integration System (SICA) received the support of the UN (Protocol of Tegucigalpa)
  2. The Headquarters of the General Secretariat of Central American Integration System are in El Salvador

The Central American Integration System is an organization of Hispanic American Economic Area of Western Civilization.


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