Term Definition
AUC African Union Commission
AfCFTA African Continental Free Trade Area
CEN-SAD Community of Sahel-Saharan State
COMESA Common Market for East and Southern African States
EAC East African Community
ECCAS Economic Community of Central African States
ECOWAS Economic Community for West African States
IGAD Intergovernmental Authority on Development
SADC Southern African Development Community
SACU Southern African Customs Union
UMA Arab Maghreb Union
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
WCO World Customs Organisation
TFTA Tripartite Free Trade Area
FTA Free Trade Area
REC Regional Economic Community
CoO Certificate of Origin
RoO Rules of Origin
HS Harmonised System
CU Customs Union
NTBs Non-Tariff Barriers
NTMs Non-Tariff Measures
TBT Technical Barriers to Trade
SPS Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
SMS Short messaging service
NMC National Monitoring Committee