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Cairo, Monday, December 9, 2018: A strong COMESA delegation has arrived in Cairo for the 1st Intra- Africa Trade Fair (IATF) that takes place from Tuesday 11 to 17 December 2018. The fair is organized by the Africa Export and Import Bank (AfreximBank) and the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of Egypt. ThemedDecember 10, 2018
Lusaka, Saturday, December 8, 2018: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) marks the 24th anniversary, since its transformation from the Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA) on December 8, 1994. A high-level COMESA delegation led by Secretary General Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe will mark the anniversary in Egypt while attendingDecember 8, 2018
The “Valley of Death” is a term commonly used in the innovation ecosystem to refer to the failure of many innovations to make the transition to commercially viable products. Numerous studies have put the carnage of innovations lost in the valley of death at 90%. Only 10% make it to the level of product developmentDecember 6, 2018
Luangwa, Zambia, Monday, Dec 3, 2018: A training workshop on the COMESA Fish Inspection & Certification Programme (MINI-LABS) and Green Pass Scheme took place on 3 – 5 December 2018, in Luangwa district, Eastern Zambia. Participants were drawn from fish cross border traders, customs authorities, and other government agencies from the Democratic Republic of Congo,December 5, 2018
In preparation for a Customs Union the 11th Meeting of the Council of Ministers held in Cairo, Egypt adopted a Road Map that outlined programmes and activities whose implementation was necessary before the launching of the Union.read more
FREE TRADE AREA
The FTA was achieved on 31st October, 2000 when 9 of the member States namely Djibouti, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe eliminated their tariffs on COMESA originating products.read more
Trade liberalisation and Customs co-operation; Improve administration of transport and communications to ease the movement of goods & services; The harmonisation of macro-economic and monetary policies throughout the region.read more
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