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  • COVID 19 in COMESA: Situational Update #4

    Lusaka, Friday, April 3, 2020: Whilst the region experienced a surge in the number of new cases, the data from the past three days indicate that the average daily rate of new cases has slightly reduced. The total new cases reported for the past three days are 517 compared to 701 recorded in the previous

    April 3, 2020
  • COVID 19 in COMESA Update

    Lusaka. Tuesday, March 31, 2020: Confirmed Cases Rise by 79% in the last Four Days. In the last four days, the COMESA region has recorded 703 new COVID-19 cases as compared to 239 that were recorded on 26 March 2020. This is an indication that the cases are on the rise. The countries that recorded

    March 31, 2020
  • COVID 19: COMESA Secretariat Staff Begins Working Off-Site

    Lusaka, Monday, March 30, 2020: COMESA Secretariat staff in Lusaka, Zambia, has begun working off-site for one month. This is part of the social distancing measures to prevent protect staff from infections and transmission of the Corona Virus. “With effect from Monday 30 March 2020, for a period of four weeks, staff will work off-site,

    March 30, 2020
  • Working with AGRA to Fast Track Seed Harmonization

    Lusaka, Monday, March 30, 2020: Lack of quality and improved seed in the COMESA Member States has contributed significantly to food insecurity and poverty with 123 million people out of total population of 650 million (22.8 percent in sub-Saharan Africa) affected. In light of this, the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa

    March 30, 2020

thematic areas


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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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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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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