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  • One million Euros climate change project set for launching in Uganda

    Kampala, Wednesday, April 17, 2019: A 1.07 million euros climate change project aimed at building resilience of agriculture landscapes in Eastern Uganda, is set to be launched in June following the completion of preparatory activities. The project titled: Enhancing resilience of agricultural landscapes and value chains in eastern Uganda – scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture

    April 17, 2019
  • Applications open: UNCTAD Online Course on Trade and Gender for COMESA countries

    We are pleased to inform you that the UNCTAD Trade, Gender and Development Programme in partnership with the COMESA Gender and Social Affairs Division will organize a special edition of its online course on trade and gender devoted to stakeholders from member States of COMESA and COMESA-based institutions from 20 May to 14 July 2019.

    April 17, 2019
  • COMESA Court Showcases its new Digital System at the Commonwealth Lawyers Conference

    Livingstone, Zambia, Tuesday, April 9, 2019: The Commonwealth Law Conference opened in Livingstone Zambia, today with the COMESA Court of Justice showcasing its new digital court system. The Conference brings together over 500 lawyers from more than 40 Commonwealth countries out of which nine are COMESA Member States. The one-week conference was opened by His

    April 9, 2019
  • 7th Extraordinary Meeting of the COMESA Council of Ministers (video)

    COMESA convened an extra ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers on Friday 5th April 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia, to deal with pressing administrative and finance matters. The meeting was preceded by the Intergovernmental Committee meeting, on 3 – 4 April 2019, which brought together accounting officers in the ministries that coordinate COMESA programmes at

    April 5, 2019

thematic areas

CUSTOMS UNION

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.

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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.

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TRADE PROMOTION

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.

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Energy & Environment
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Our Mission
Endeavour to achieve sustainable economic and social progress in all Member States through increased co-operation and integration in all fields of development particularly in trade, customs and monetary affairs, transport, communication and information, technology, industry and energy, gender, agriculture, environment and natural resources

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