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The Single African Air Transport market (SAATM) that was launched on 28 January 2018 currently has 28 member states signatory to the Solemn Commitment.

18 out of the 28 member States have further signed a Memorandum of Implementation to remove restrictions in existing Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) that are contrary to the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD).

 

Number of States and SAATM Implementation Status

 

 

ETATS

Level of Implementation of Concrete Measures reported

Number of reported Concrete measures in %

Total Percentage based on weighted Averages

1

Benin

10

100%

100%

2

Botswana

6

60%

50%

3

Burkina Faso

10

100%

100%

4

Cabo Verde

10

100%

100%

5

Cameroon

6

60%

50%

6

Central Africa Republic

1

10%

20%

7

Chad

-

-

-

8

Cote d’Ivoire

8

80%

80%

9

Egypt

-

-

-

10

Ethiopia

8

80%

75%

11

Gabon

4

40%

40%

12

Gambia

10

100%

100%

13

Ghana

10

100%

100%

14

Guinéa

2

20%

25%

15

Kenya

-

-

-

16

Lesotho

3

30%

25%

17

Liberia

1

10%

20%

18

Mali

9

90%

95%

19

Mozambique

10

100%

100%

20

Niger

10

100%

100%

21

Nigeria

8

80%

85%

22

Republic of Congo 

10

100%

100%

23

Rwanda

10

100%

100%

24

Sierra Leone

8

80%

85%

25

South Africa

8

80%

65%

26

Swaziland (Eswatini)

8

80%

65%

27

Togo

10

100%

100%

28

Zimbabwe

-

-

-

 

 8 Concrete Measures

1. States shall publish or gazette in accordance with their national laws:

1.1. That they are committed to the immediate implementation of the Yamoussoukro Decision under the terms of the Declaration of Solemn Commitment in line with the AU Agenda 2063; and

1.2. That named signatories of the Declaration of Solemn Commitment have been notified of their action under point 2 below.

2.States shall notify other State Parties and especially signatories to the Declaration of Solemn Commitment that their skies are liberalised in accordance with the Yamoussoukro Decision.

3.Review of BASAs to ensure conformity with the Yamoussoukro Decision:

3.1. Removal of all restrictions on traffic rights under the 3rd, 4th and 5th freedoms, frequencies, fares, and capacity; and

3.2. Ensure that all national Laws, Regulations, Rules, Policies are in conformity with the express provisions of the Yamoussoukro Decision.

4. States shall propose to the Executing Agency (AFCAC) at least one airline established in their state for international air services for consideration under the eligibility criteria article 6.9 of the Yamoussoukro Decision. The proposed airline can also be from another State Party or a multi-national African airline in accordance with article 6 of the Yamoussoukro Decision.

5. States shall immediately constitute their National Implementation Committees for the Yamoussoukro Decision and the establishment of a Single African Air Transport Market, designate a dedicated focal point and notify the RECS and the Executing    Agency (AFCAC).

6. States are encouraged to organise public awareness activities/advocacy on YD and the Single African Air Transport Market.

7. States shall celebrate the YD (1999) on the anniversary of its signing on 14th November as part of advocacy for the promotion of    AU Agenda 2063 in consultation with AFCAC.

8. States shall sign the Memorandum of Implementation of the Yamoussoukro Declaration, adopted in May 2018 by the Ministerial Working Group on the establishment of the Single African Air Transport Market.

 

Executing Agency Documentation

 

 

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