Economic Community of West African States

ECOWAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts Website
Trade-related
@ecowas_cedeao
Members   Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Main transport corridors Abidjan-Lagos
Key private sector organisations Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
ECOMARINE
ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development

The Community

ECOWAS was established in 1975 with the Treaty of Lagos. It aims to promote economic integration across the region. It created a trading bloc through an economic and trading union. It is promoting economic cooperation and regional integration as a tool for an accelerated development of the West African economy.

To achieve this objective, the Authority adopted a resolution in June 2007 to introduce the transformational ECOWAS Vision 2020. The ECOWAS Vision 2020 is aimed at setting a clear direction and goal to significantly raise the standard of living of the people through conscious and inclusive programmes that will guarantee a bright future for West Africa and -shape the destiny of the region for many years to come.

Trade-related items

ECOWAS was established in 1975 with the Treaty of Lagos. It aims to promote economic integration across the region. It created a trading bloc through an economic and trading union. It is promoting economic cooperation and regional integration as a tool for an accelerated development of the West African economy.

To achieve this objective, the Authority adopted a resolution in June 2007 to introduce the transformational ECOWAS Vision 2020. The ECOWAS Vision 2020 is aimed at setting a clear direction and goal to significantly raise the standard of living of the people through conscious and inclusive programmes that will guarantee a bright future for West Africa and -shape the destiny of the region for many years to come.

Main Technical Assistance Partners