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Lusaka, Friday, February 28, 2020: An online business networking platform aimed at bringing together 50 million women entrepreneurs across Africa has been launched. The 50 Million African Women Speak Platform (50MAWSP) is an initiative of three regional economic communities supported by the African Development Bank. The inaugural national launch was conducted in Zambia, on Friday,February 28, 2020
Lusaka, Tuesday, February 25, 2020: The implementation of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement is now in sight following a spike in the number of countries ratifying and set to ratify the Agreement. Eight countries have so far ratified the agreement with six remaining to attain the required threshold of 14 for the Agreement to enterFebruary 25, 2020
Lusaka, Monday, February 24, 2020: The COMESA Innovation Award, the Annual Research Forums and the Virtual Master’s degree programme in regional integration have been acknowledged as some of the best practices in trade and investment. The three were presented during a Knowledge Sharing on Trade and Investment Good Practices forum conducted in Brussels on 4-February 24, 2020
Lusaka, Friday, February 21, 2020: Two new trade information desks have been established at the Rwanda/ DR Congo border to promote small scale cross border trade. The two: Bugarama (Rwanda) and Kamanyola (DRC) bring to 12 the total number of Trade Information Desks (TIDs) established in the eastern DR Congo under the COMESA led GreatFebruary 21, 2020
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 etcread more
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.read more
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.read more
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