Catalog of Economic Zones

Economic Zones

Catalog of Economic Zones
African Union - Economic ZoneAn international organization and trade bloc.
Andean Community of NationsAgreement to reduce tariffs, create common external tariffs and common transportation policies.
Anti-corruption Initiative For Asia-Pacific 28 countries and economies of the Asia-Pacific region have committed to action against corruption: they have jointly developed the Anti-Corruption Action Plan for Asia and the Pacific and work together towards its implementation.
Asean Regional ForumThe objectives of the ASEAN Regional Forum are: - to foster constructive dialogue and consultation on political and security issues of common interest and concern; and - to make significant contributions to efforts towards confidence-building and pre
Asia Pacific Economic CooperationA trade and economic forum comprising 21 countries and territories located in the larger Asia Pacific region.
Asia Pacific Group on Money LaunderingAutonomous and collaborative international organisation founded in 1997 in Bangkok, Thailand consisting of 40 members and a number of international and regional observers.
Asian Development BankADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Headquartered in Manila, and established in 1966, ADB is owned and finan
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)ASEAN is a geo-political and economic organization of 10 countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Membership further expanded to include Brunei and Myanmar.
Caribbean CommunityOriginally the Caribbean Community and Common Market, was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas[2] which came into effect on 1 August 1973. The first four signatories were Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. CARICOM superseded the
Carribean Financial Action Task ForceRegional anti-money laundering body based in Trinidad and Tobago
Common Monetary AreaSouth African economic zone including South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia. The South African Reserve Bank administers the rand for the Common Monetary Area, although each of the other three members still issues its own currency pegged to the
Council of EuropeThe Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democrat
Council of Europe Anti-money Laundering GroupRegional anti-money laundering body based in based in Strasbourg, France (Council of Europe).
Countries of Former Soviet UnionThe Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organization whose participating countries are former Soviet Republics, formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union. Georgia has withdrawn its membership in CIS in 2008.
E7 Economic ZoneNot an economic zone but a term used. The E7 countries is a group of seven countries that are predicted to have much larger economies than the G7 countries by 2050. The term was coined by the PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Stern Review report, which w
East African Community - EACThe East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
East African Community - East AfricaThe East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Eastern & Southern Africa Anti-money Laundering GroupRegional anti-money laundering body based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Eastern Caribbean Currency UnionThe ECCU comprises Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Economic Community of West African StatesRegional group of 15 West African countries
Eurasian GroupA regional group on enforcing AML standards
Eurasian GroupThe Eurasian group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG) is a FATF-style regional body uniting Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 16 more states and 16 internationa
European Economic AreaEstablished by agreement between the member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the European Community, later the European Union (EU). Allows Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to participate in the EU's single market without a co
European Free Trade AssociationA free trade organisation between four European countries that operates parallel to, and is linked to, the European Union. Established on 3 May 1960 as a trade bloc-alternative for European states who were either unable to, or chose not to, join the
European UnionAn international organisation of European countries
Eurozone - Those Countries That Adopted EuroAn international organization and trade bloc.
Financial Action Task ForceInter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The FATF currently comprises 34 member jurisdictions and 2 regional organisations, repre
France Overseas TerritoriesAn international organization and trade bloc.
G15Set up to foster cooperation and provide input for other international groups, such as the World Trade Organization and the Group of Eight. It is composed of countries from North America, South America, Africa, and Asia with a common goal of enhanced
G3 Free Trade AgreementFree trade agreement. Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela originally made up the G3 but in 2006 Chavez annouced that Venezuela was withdrawing.
Group of 77The Group of 77 is the largest intergovernmental organization of developing states in the United Nations, which provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint ne
Group of EightThe Group of Eight (G8) is a forum for the leaders of eight of the world's most industrialized nations, aimed at finding common ground on key topics and solutions to global issues.
Group of TwentyThe Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was established in 1999 to bring together systemically important industrialized and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy.
Gulf Cooperation CouncilThe Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. Cooperative framework joining the six states to effect coordination, integration and inter-connection among the Member States in all fields in order to achieve unity. The GCC is a political, e
Latin American Integration Association (formally Lafta)A Latin American trade integration association, based in Montevideo. Its main objective is the establishment of a common market, in pursuit of the economic and social development of the region. Signed on August 12, 1980, the Montevideo Treaty[1][2] i
MaghrebThe term generally refers to the five North African countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania, plus the disputed territory of Western Sahara—although it is most commonly used for Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. However, before the e
Mercosur or MercosulCustoms union that includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Middle East & North Africa Financial Action Task ForceRecognizing the threat posed by Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing to countries in the Middle East and North Africa Region ("MENA Region"), considering that this threat can only be effectively tackled by co‑operation between countries within th
North American Free Trade AgreementThe NAFTA Secretariat, comprised of a Canadian Section, a Mexican Section and a United States Section, is responsible for the administration of the dispute settlement provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Oceania Customs OrganisationThe Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) brings together twenty-three Customs administrations of Oceania (Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia). The OCO was previously known as the Customs Heads of Administration Regional Meeting (CHARM), w
Organisation For Economic Co-operation & DevelopmentAn international organization and trade bloc.
Organization of Eastern Caribbean StatesThe Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), created in 1981, is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance between co
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Pacific Financial Technical Assistance CenterThe Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC) was established in Fiji in 1993 to provide technical advice and capacity building to 15 Pacific island countries (PICs).
Pacific Islands Forum SecretariatThe Pacific Islands Forum is a political grouping of 16 independent and self-governing states. Members include Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of M
Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA)The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) is the area in which individuals and businesses can make and receive card and electronic payments in euro, across Europe, simply, cheaply and efficiently, regardless of their location. In other words it defines th
South America Anti-money Laundering GroupGAFISUD is a regional inter-governmental organization which brings together the countries of South America in order to combat money-laundering and terrorism financing by means of the continuous improvement of national policies and the strengthening o
South Asian Association For Regional CooperationOrganisation known as SOUTH ASIAN ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION established by Bangladesh, BHUTAN, INDIA, MALDIVES, NEPAL, PAKISTAN and SRI LANKA
South East Asian Central Banks (seacen) Research & Training CentreThe South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre was first established as a legal entity in 1982 with eight member central banks. It has grown to 16 members. The Centre reviews and analyses financial, monetary, banking and eco
Southern African Customs UnionSouthern African Customs Union, consisting of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland
The CommonwealthThe Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 countries that support each other and work together towards shared goals in democracy and development.
The Community of Latin American and Caribbean StatesThe Community of Latin American and Caribbean States is a regional bloc of Latin American and Caribbean states created on December 3, 2011. It is without the United States and Canada.
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a federal financial free zone situated in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Economic & Monetary Community of Central AfricaAn organization of states of Central Africa established by Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to promote economic integration among countries that share a common currency, the CFA franc
The G7As an economic and political group of the seven largest developed countries, this powerful group of nations does not include any developing nations. Based on forecasts by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP published in early 2010, the G-7 will be eclipsed in
The Southern African Development CommunityThe Southern African Development Community (SADC) started as Frontline States whose objective was political liberation of Southern Africa.
The West African Economic & Monetary Union (UEMOA)Organization of eight states of West Africa established to promote economic integration among countries that share a common currency, the CFA franc. Includes Ivory Coast, Senegal, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Togo.
Uk Overseas TerritoriesAn international organization and trade bloc.
Union of South American Nations (UNASUR/ UNASUL)An intergovernmental union integrating two existing customs unions: Mercosur and the Andean Community of Nations, as part of a continuing process of South American integration. It is modeled on the European Union. One of the initiatives of UNASUR is
US-dominican Republic-central America Free Trade AgreementThe first free trade agreement between the United States and a group of smaller developing economies. This agreement is creating new economic opportunities by eliminating tariffs, opening markets, reducing barriers to services, and promoting transpar
West Africa Anti Money Laundering GroupRegional anti-money laundering body based in Dakar, Senegal
West African Economic & Monetary Union (WAEMU)In 2007, the Council of Ministers adopted a new law establishing regulations for decentralized financial systems, which will repeal and replace both the PARMEC law and the framework convention. As compared to the PARMEC law, the decentralized financi
West African Monetary ZoneGroup of five countries in ECOWAS that plan to introduce a common currency, the Eco by the year 2015.
World Trade OrganisationWorld Trade Organization, founded in 1995 as the central organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations and based on signed agreements among 153 member countries.
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