Regulation C/REG.4/7/96 Relating to the Listing of Industrial Enterprises and Products Approved to Benefit from the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme

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Economic Community of West African States

Regulation C/REG.4/7/96 Relating to the Listing of Industrial Enterprises and Products Approved to Benefit from the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme

The Council of Ministers,MINDFUL of Articles 10, 11 and 12 of the Revised Treaty of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) establishing the Council of Ministers and defining its composition and functions;MINDFUL of the Protocol dated 5th November, 1976 defining the concept of products originating from ECOWAS Member States and its subsequest amendments acts;MINDFUL of Decisions C/DEC.3/6/88 and C/DEC. 4/7/92 dated 21st June, 1988 and 25th July, 1992 of the Council of Ministers defining the procedure for approval of industrial enterprises and products under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme;MINDFUL of Decision A/DEC.6/7/92 dated 29th July, 1992 of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS on the adoption and implementation of a single trade liberalisation scheme for products originating from Member States of the Community;On the RECOMMENDATION of the thirty-sixth meeting of the Trade, Customs, Immigration, Money and Payments Commission, held in Lagos from 22nd to 24th May, 1996;ENACTS

Article 1

Industrial enterprises and products fulfilling the ECOWAS rules of origin and approved as being eligible for preferential treatment under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme are those contained in the list attached as an annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

The Executive Secretariat shall give each enterprise concerned, an approval number which must feature on the certificate of origin and on the ECOWAS customs declaration form and inform Member States accordingly.

Article 3

Member States and the Executive Secretariat shall take all necessary measures to ensure the implementation of this Regulation.

Article 4

This Regulation shall be published by the Executive Secretariat in the Official Journal of the Community within thirty (30) days of its signature by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers.It shall also be published within the same time-frame in the National Gazette of each Member State.
Done at Abuja, this 25th day of July, 1996Hon. Kwame PeprahChairman, for Council of Ministers.
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