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  • ECOWAS 'makes quantum leap' in economic integration

    CôTE D'IVOIRE, 2014/03/31 The 15-member regional bloc ECOWAS has made a 'quantum leap' in the advancement of its economic integration, with the adoption of Common External Tariff (CET), efforts to relaunch monetary integration and the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the EU, a top ECOWAS official said Friday. ECOWAS Commission President Kadre Desire Ouedraogo told West African leaders gathered in the Ivorian capital, Yamoussoukro, for their 44th ordinary summit that the adoption of the CET by the leaders at their summit in Dakar last year, and which is due approaching into result 1 Jan. 2015, was a 'crucial step in the realisation of the Customs Union'.