Legal texts relating to the monitoring of rice tender, support programs for animal diseases, food security program and the support to rice development association

Free Movement

Relating to the amendment of the Free Movement Protocol and associated Code of Conduct on implementing the Free Movement Protocols and National Monitoring Structures for the implementation of the Free Movement Protocols. The establishment of the ECOWAS Travel Certificate


Rules governing healthy competition in the region and the establishment and operationalization of the ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority in Banjul, The Gambia

ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET)

Common External Tariff and its application makes ECOWAS a Customs Union. Captured here are legal texts relating to Customs Declaration Forms, Import Duty, Customs Valuation, and ECOWAS Customs Code. Also captured are Anti-dumping, Countervailing and Safeguard legal texts


The Treaty forming the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was signed on 28 May 1975 and revised in 1993. The ECOWAS Treaty is also referred to as the Lagos Treaty because it was signed in Lagos

ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS)

Legal texts governing ECOWAS’ Trade liberalization Scheme (ETLS) which sets the region as a free trade area. Also, captured here are texts relating to Market Liberalization Rules, and Rules of Origin.