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  • COMESA Receives AU Service Passports

    COMESA Secretariat has received the first batch of the African Union travel document known as the Laissez Passer (LP) for the use by members of staff. A total of 123 AU Service LPs and seven Diplomatic LPs were handed over to the COMESA Assistant Secretary General for Administration and Finance Dr Dev Haman (R)in Lusaka

    February 22, 2019
  • Pre-Election Observation Mission to Comoros

    The five day Pre-Election Observation Mission to the Union of Comoros ahead of the Presidential elections set for 24th March 2019. The delegation was led by Madam Hope Kivengere a member of the COMESA Committee of elders from Uganda. The deployment of the pre-election assessment mission is in line with the Decision of the 16th

    February 22, 2019
  • AfDB extends funding to the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has provided USD 2.9 million supplementary funding for the Tripartite Capacity Building Programme (TCBP). The funds will be used to complete critical activities that are essential to the smooth operationisation of the TFTA. Among them is the completion of the industrial and Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) databases, training of border staff

    February 22, 2019
  • COMESA to intensify lobbying its members to sign air transport commitment

    Lusaka, Monday, February 18, 2019: COMESA will this year intensify advocacy activities in 15 of its 21 Member States to ensure they sign the Solemn Commitment to Implement the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). So far only six COMESA countries comprising Egypt, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Kenya, Rwanda and Zimbabwe have signed the commitment. On 28

    February 18, 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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March 1, 2019
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March 4, 2019
Kinshasa - D. R Congo
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March 25, 2019
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