Massa Coulibaly, GREAT and Daniel J. Plunkett, AIRD, Associates for International Resources and Development, USAID, 2006
The 15 ECOWAS countries are now on track to implement the ECOWAS Common External Tariff by the end of the year 2007. Completion of the customs union is a key condition imposed by the European Union for negotiating an EU-West Africa Economic Partnership Agreement.
This report analyzes the experience of the Common External Tariff of the UEMOA (Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine). It is also a clear and synthetic panorama of this question.