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  • Construction of a Modern Trade Hub set to Begin in Eswatini

    Ezulwini, Friday, March 15, 2019: The Kingdom of Eswatini together with the European Union and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have signed ta financing agreement of 1.2 million Euros for the construction of a modern multi-purpose Trade Hub in Manzini. The funds will also be used to provide private sector support

    March 16, 2019
  • Commiserating with Victims of Flight ET 302

    Lusaka, Monday, March 11, 2019: The crash of the Ethiopian Flight 302 on Sunday March 10, enroute to Nairobi from Addis Ababa has sent shockwaves across the COMESA region. As one of the biggest regional carriers, ET connects COMESA Member States and the region to the world thus immensely contributing to regional integration. Hundreds of

    March 11, 2019
  • Tribute to Champion of Regional Integration: Amb. Julius Onen

    Lusaka, Monday, March 11, 2019: COMESA mourns the sudden demise of Ambassador Julius Onen, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives of Uganda. Ambassador Onen has been instrumental in driving the regional integration agenda. His depth of knowledge on regional integration and his insightful contributions on the subject in various fora, regionally and

    March 11, 2019
  • €1.2m Trade Hub to be Established in Eswatini

    Lusaka, Monday, March 11, 2019: Eswatini is set to launch the construction of a trade hub and private sector support project in Manzini town. About 1.2 million euros provided by the European Union through the COMESA Regional Integration Support Mechanism (RISM) will be used to finance this project. Signing of the Financing Agreement will be

    March 11, 2019
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thematic areas

CUSTOMS UNION

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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FREE TRADE AREA

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 PROMOTION

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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