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  • Cross Border Traders Association Poised for Support

    Lusaka, Thursday, February 14, 2019: The Cross-Border Traders Association of Zambia today hosted its 20th Conference under the theme; “Building Cross Border Traders Association Membership, entrenching good Governance and Partnership for trade support.” The conference took place at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka. It was addressed by COMESA Secretary General Ms Chileshe Kapwepwe, who is

    February 14, 2019
  • COMESA MEDIA AWARDS – 2019 Submission Deadline Extended

    Lusaka, Wednesday, February 13, 2019: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has extended the submission period for the 2019 COMESA Media Awards entries by one month, from 31 January 2019 to 28 February 2019. The extension will provide more time for journalists to submit their entries. The award scheme is conducted every year

    February 13, 2019
  • Le COMESA déploie une mission d’observation préélectorale dans l’Union des Comores

    Lusaka, dimanche 10 février 2019 : Le COMESA a déployé une mission d’observation préélectorale auprès de l’Union des Comores avant la tenue des élections présidentielles prévues le 24 mars 2019. Les observateurs préélectoraux du COMESA sont arrivés à Moroni ce 10 février, et la délégation est dirigée par Madame Hope Kivengere, une ougandaise membre du Comité

    February 11, 2019
  • COMESA Deploys a Pre-Election Observation Mission to Comoros

    Lusaka, Sunday, February 10, 2019: COMESA has deployed a Pre-Election Observation Mission to the Union of Comoros ahead of the Presidential elections set for 24th March 2019. The COMESA pre-election observers arrived in Moroni on 10th February led by Madam Hope Kivengere a member of the COMESA Committee of elders from Uganda. The deployment of

    February 11, 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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Find a list of all meetings of COMESA committees and councils as well as events taking place at COMESA and in the Member States e.g exhibitions, workshops and seminars

Secretary General
February 18, 2019
COMESA Secretariat
Director - Trade & Customs Division
February 18, 2019
Mchinji/Mwami Border Posts - MALAWI
Director - Trade & Customs Division
March 1, 2019
Director - Trade & Customs Division
March 4, 2019
Kinshasa - D. R Congo
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