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The revised COMESA Common Investment Agreement (CCIA) is among the policy documents that have been tabled before the COMESA Committee on Legal Affairs meeting that begun in Lusaka, Monday 25th September 2017. The CCIA has been specifically revised to incorporate modern trends in the investment arena

During its current sitting, the committee will also consider the application by Tunisia to join COMESA. The meeting will also receive submissions on the status of signatures, ratifications and domestication of COMESA legal instruments in the various Member States.

The four-day meeting is the 21st for this committee, which is responsible for important legislation leading to effective implementation of the Common Market programmes.

Other documents to be discussed are the draft staff rules and regulations, procurement rules, and financial rules submitted by the COMESA Competition Commission to make it a full autonomous institution. Currently, the Commission uses the COMESA Secretariat rules and regulations.

Assistant Secretary General for Programmes Ambassador Kipyego Cheluget urged the delegates to champion the domestication of legal instruments and Council decisions in their respective countries.

The report from this meeting will be tabled before Attorneys General and Ministers of Justice who are scheduled to meet in Lusaka, Friday 29th September 2017.