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  • COMESA Virtual University Programme Kicks-off

    Nairobi, Saturday, September 7, 2019: The first steps to establish the COMESA University of Regional Integration has begun with the launch of a virtual Masters Degree programme at the Kenyatta University of Kenya. The Master of Regional Integration (MRI) programme is designed for government officials working in divisions or units dealing with trade, integration and

    September 7, 2019
  • Innovations Unveiled at the COMESA Research Forum

    Nairobi, Friday, September 5, 2019: New innovative products that provides solutions to contemporary challenges, were unveiled at the 6th COMESA Annual Research Forum that took place in Nairobi, 2 – 6 September 2019. Five transformative innovations focusing on new products, new methods of production and new ways of improving technology were presented. They included BRIISP

    September 6, 2019
  • Go Easy on Stringent Intellectual Property Rights – Research

    Nairobi, Wednesday, September 4, 2019: Policy makers in COMESA and developing countries should be cautious when instituting regulations that emphasize stringent Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). According to research findings presented at the ongoing 6th COMESA Annual Research Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, strong IPR may harm research, which leads to innovation in developing countries. The research

    September 4, 2019
  • High Turnout Marks the Start of the 6th COMESA Annual Research Forum

    Nairobi, Monday, September 2, 2019: The Sixth COMESA Annual Research Forum begun today in Nairobi, Kenya on a high note with 80 delegates officials from COMESA Member States, leading academic institutions, policy research think tanks and innovators in science and technology from the COMESA Member States are attending. The week-long forum is intended to share

    September 2, 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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