CHAPTER I
Article 1: DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of this Treaty,
"Arbitration Tribunal" means the Arbitration Tribunal of the Community
established under Article 16 of this Treaty;
"Authority" means the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the
Community established by Article 7 of this Treaty;
"Chairman of the Authority" means the current Chairman of the Authority of Heads
of State and Government of the Community, elected in accordance with the
provisions of Article 8.2 of this Treaty;
"Council" means the Council of Ministers of the Community established under
Article 10 of this Treaty;
"Commission" means the Specialized Technical Commission established under
Article 22 of this Treaty;
"Community" means the Economic Community of West African States referred to
under Article 2 of this Treaty;
"Community citizen or citizens" means any nationa1(s) of Member States who
satisfy the conditions stipulated in the Protocol defining Community citizenship;
"Court of Justice" means the Court of Justice of the Community established under
Article 15 of this Treaty;
"Import Duties" means customs duties and taxes of equivalent effect, levied on
goods by virtue of their importation;
"Executive Secretary" means the Executive Secretary appointed in accordance with
the provisions of Article 18 of this Treaty;
"Economic and Social Council" means the Economic and Social Council established
under Article 14 of this Treaty;
"Executive Secretariat" means the Executive Secretariat established under Article
17 of this Treaty;
"Export Duties" means all customs duties and taxes of equivalent effect levied on
goods by virtue of their exportation;

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