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  • New SPS Project to Increase Market Access of Agricultural Products

    Nairobi, Tuesday, June 25, 2019: Regional countries are set to increase market access for their agricultural products following the commencement of a new capacity building project to mainstream sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) priorities into national policies. The project is titled: ‘Mainstreaming SPS capacity building into the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and other

    June 24, 2019
  • COMESA raises the alarm on illicit financial flows and money laundering linked to piracy and other maritime crimes

    The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) participated to the 2nd Ministerial Conference on Maritime Security and the 22nd Plenary Session of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia which were held in Mauritius from 18 to 20 June 2019. Organised by the

    June 24, 2019
  • COMESA Industrial Strategy Cleared for Implementation

    Nairobi, Friday, June 21, 2019: The implementation of the COMESA Industrial Strategy has officially begun following the approval of an Action Plan and Regional Guidelines on Local Content Policy Ministers responsible for industry from the 21 Member States and their representatives adopted the two instruments today during the closure of the 3rd COMESA Ministerial Committee

    June 21, 2019
  • COMESA Source 21 High Level Business Summit on Course

    Nairobi, Thursday, June 20, 2019: Preparations for hosting the Source 21 COMESA High Level Business Summit and International Trade Fair to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 17 to 21 July 2019 are at advanced stage. The event will be jointly hosted at the Kenyatta International Conference Center, by the COMESA Business Council (CBC) in collaboration with

    June 20, 2019

thematic areas


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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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 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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