The Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community

Integration

The African Economic Community Treaty (AEC also known as the Abuja Treaty) was adopted by the African Union (AU) in 1991 and came into force on 12th May 1994. It is a treaty establishing grounds for mutual economic development among African states through a gradual process. This was to be done by co...

THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE AFRICAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

The African Economic Community Treaty (AEC also known as the Abuja Treaty) was adopted by the African Union (AU) in 1991 and came into force on 12th May 1994. It is a treaty establishing grounds for mutual economic development among African states through a gradual process. This was to be done by coordination, harmonisation and progressive integration of the activities of existing and future regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa. The RECs are regarded as the building blocks of the AEC.