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Meeting on obstacle on free movement of goods under ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS), 11-12 November 2019

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) aims to promote cooperation and integration, with a view to creating an Economic and Monetary Union that

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Regional meeting on capacity building of small scale women cross border traders on ECOWAS Customs procedure 29 – 30 October 2019 Abuja, NIGERIA

Gender equality has always existed in ECOWAS programs, and this principle is enshrined in Article 63 of the Revised ECOWAS Treaty on “Women and Development”.

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Working session in Ghana, on the dematerialization of the ECOWAS certificate of origin

on July 18, 2019, a delegation of the ECOWAS Commission went to Accra to have a working session with the services in charge of the

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Sensitization workshop in Cape Verde for the Private Sector and Custom Authority from 4 – 6 June 2019 at Praia, Cape Verde.

The ECOWAS Commission, through the GIZ supported Trade Facilitation West Africa Programme,  conducted training and sensitization workshops on the 4 – 6 of June 2019

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1st series of workshops on Training of trainers on the ETLS mechanism.

The workshop was held in Abuja and was aimed at training NAC members from Cape Verde, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, on the entire

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Mid Year Meeting of National Approvals Committees on the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme.

The mid-year National Approvals Committee meeting was held in Cotonou, with several objectives. These ranged from reviewing drafts of some harmonized documents on both ECOWAS

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High-Level Experts Meeting on the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme Gap Analysis

Based on the Gap Analysis previously carried out by USAID West Africa Trade Hub on the implementation of the ETLS, the experts meeting was aimed

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ECOWAS-UEMOA Consultative Meeting on the two regional Liberalization Programmes (ETLS of ECOWAS and Community Preferential Tariff of UEMOA)

The Consultative meeting was held in Lome, Togo to review the difficulties and obstacles associated with the implementation of the two trade liberalization programmes, and

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2nd Annual ETLS National Approvals’ Committee Meeting.

The 2nd ETLS National Approvals’ Committee meeting was held in the Republic of Benin. The aim of the meeting was for participants to suggest measures

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Approval Procedures

The procedures for approval consist of two processes: the Enterprise procedures and the National Approvals Committee ...

Members States

The Scheme has undergone a series of transformation in respect of the categories ...

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