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M. Dawda SARGE, President of Council of Bureaux

M. Dawda SARGE, President of Council of Bureaux


After a decade of individual management of the acquired sovereignties in the 60s, the African Heads of State and Government, decided to group together by region to perpetuate the gains and open other avenues for the development of (...) Read more  »

M. Dodzih KWASI, Brown Card Permanent General Secretary

M. Dodzih KWASI, Brown Card Permanent General Secretary


Welcome Dear subscribers, The ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme was established by Protocol A/P1/5/82 signed by the Head of States and Governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on 29th may 1982 in Cotonou, People’s Republic of Benin. The main objective of the Scheme is to ensure prompt and fair compensation to the victims of road accidents for the damages caused them by non residing motorists (...) Read more  »

M. Dawda SARGE, President of Council of Bureaux


After a decade of individual management of the acquired sovereignties in the 60s, the African Heads of State and Government, decided to group together by region to perpetuate the gains and open other avenues for the development of their respective countries.

Thus, several community groupings have come to life including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The Head of States and Governments, concerned about the roads users safety, have set up a system, an automatic coverage and settlement of the claims in order to encourage

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M. Dodzih KWASI, Brown Card Permanent General Secretary


Welcome Dear subscribers,

The ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme was established by Protocol A/P1/5/82 signed by the Head of States and Governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on 29th may 1982 in Cotonou, People’s Republic of Benin.

The main objective of the Scheme is to ensure prompt and fair compensation to the victims of road accidents for the damages caused them by non residing motorists travelling from other ECOWAS member States to their country. In Europe, Green Card is a similar scheme implemented in 1953.

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Secrétariat Général Permanent


The Permanent General Secretary is created by decision C/DEC/7/2/94 of ECOWAS Council of Ministers on July 28th 1994

Cis in Lomé, Togolese capital :

  • 128, Boulevard du 13 Janvier - BIDC Building, 4th stage, BOAD Side | 01 BP 2258
  • LOMÉ - TOGO
  • (+228) 22 22 39 55
  • (+228) 22 22 39 54
  • sgpcartebrune@cartebrune.org
    cartebrune@yahoo.fr

Objectives

  • To facilitate free movement for international motorists within the community
  • To enable international carriers to comply with motor vehicles insurance requirements in force in the community member countries,
  • To enhance the development of trade and tourism exchanges among states
  • To establish a common scheme for the settlement of claims arising from free movement of goods and persons within ECOWAS ;

Benefits

  • The Brown Card provides the motorist complete guarantee for a prompt, fair and immediate compensation for any accident he may cause outside his habitual residence country.
  • The cardholder is treated exactly as if the basic insurance policy was underwritten with a company located in the country visited or through which it transits.
  • Since the Brown Card is recognized by the government authorities, the motorist is exempted from any other formality relating to the guarantee against the risks of civil liability.

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