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  • Sudan Hosts 37th International Trade Fair

    Over 600 local and international exhibitors are participating at the 37th Sudan International Trade Fair which opened in Khartoum on 20th January 2020. It is expected to close on 28 January. Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe witnessed the opening of the fair which was officiated by the Somali Minister of Trade. COMESA countries that participated at

    January 24, 2020
  • Regional Regulatory Framework Needed to Address Gaps and Weaknesses in Electricity Sector – COMESA/RAERESA

    The COMESA Regional Association of Energy Regulators for Eastern and Southern Africa (RAERESA) is developing a framework which will act as the regulatory oversight for the electricity sector in the region. The association believes the framework will help control the area and enhance the efficiency of regional power trading on the continent. As a way

    January 24, 2020
  • COMESA Meets Sudanese Business Community

    Members of the Sudanese Businessmen and Employer’s Federation interacted with the COMESA delegation during a full-day workshop held in Khartoum on 21st January 2020. Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe joined by Heads of COMESA institutions, Directors and Experts in Trade, Industry and Economics participated in the interactive session which was the first of its kind for

    January 24, 2020
  • FEMCOM Sudan Chapter Signs MoU with Government

    The Federation of National Associations of Women in Business from Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Sudan which will act as a framework for cooperation between the two parties in empowering women. FEMCOM Chief Executive Officer Ms Ruth Negash signed for the institution while the

    January 24, 2020

thematic areas

NON-TARIFF BARRIERS

By 2018, 98% of NTBs reported since 2008 had been resolved. These covered: liberalisation of import licensing, removal of foreign exchange restrictions,  import and export quotas, easing of customs formalities, creation of one-stop border posts etc

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FREE TRADE AREA

COMESA established a Free Trade Area in 2000, setting the stage for the reduction of tariffs amongst Member States. Hence, intra-COMESA trade has grown at an average of 7% with higher inceases reflected between intra-Free trade Area States.

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VIRTUAL TRADE FACILITATION

COMESA CVTFS is an online system that integrates other COMESA trade facilitation instruments in one platform. It also helps to monitor consignments along different transport corridors across the region.

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