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  • COMESA Institutions Target Lawyers in Publicity Drive

    Nairobi, Friday, August 16, 2019: COMESA Court of Justice and the COMESA Competition Commission are taking part in the largest gathering of Kenyan lawyers in Mombasa this week. The event has attracted over 1,200 lawyers thus providing the best opportunity for the two COMESA institutions to publicize their programmes amongst a strategic target group. COMESA

    August 16, 2019
  • Capacity Building Strategy for TFTA Developed

    Lusaka, Friday, August 16, 2019: The tripartite Regional Economic Organizations namely COMESA, the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), have developed a capacity building strategy to support implementation of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) integration agenda. The strategy aims at providing a mechanism for coordinating Tripartite capacity building initiatives,

    August 16, 2019
  • FEMCOM to provide a USD 12 000 to Refurbish Cassava Cluster  in Zambia

    Lusaka, Thursday, August 15, 2019: The COMESA Federation of National Associations of Women in Business (FEMCOM) will provide a USD 12,000 support towards the refurbishment of the Kanakantapa Cassava cluster initiative in Zambia. The funds will go towards the purchase of new Cassava processing equipment, re-installation of new water reticulation facilities and general maintenance of

    August 15, 2019
  • 50MAWS Project and Zambian Women’s Club create Partnership

    Lusaka, Thursday, August 15, 2019: The 50 Million Africa Women Speak project (50MAWS) and the Business and Professional Women Club of Zambia (BPW) will soon engage in a partnership to support local women in business. 50MAWS Consultant Emma Phiri and BPW Club President, Rose Sibisi recently met in Lusaka and discussed possible areas of partnering

    August 15, 2019

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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