ZEP(redirected from Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern African States)
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Zone d'Exchanges Preferentiels pour les Etats de l'Afrique de l'Est et de l'Afrique Australe. An international organization that promotes cooperation between member states in agriculture, the use of industrial and natural resources, trade, monetary issues and customs. Members include Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1981 and is based in Zambia.