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The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) will be launched on 7 July 2019 in Niamey, Niger, by the Heads of State and Government at an extraordinary summit of the African Union. The Agreement entered into force on 30 May 2019, within 14 months after its signature on 21 March 2018 in Kigali. It wasJune 5, 2019
Bujumbura, Tuesday, May 4, 2019: A joint meeting between COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe and Burundi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ezéchiel Nibigira, Trade and Tourism Minister, Jean Marie Niyokindi and Permanent Secretary of Finance, Marie Salomé Ndabahariye took place Tuesday this week in Bujumbura. This was the Secretary General’s first visit to Burundi since herJune 4, 2019
Bujumbura, Tuesday, June 4, 2019: In the next few months, Burundi is set to increase its export products after an ongoing capacity building programme for its national certification and standardization agency is completed. A total 439,384 euros have been allocated, under the Regional Integration Support Mechanism (RISM), funded by the COMESA Adjustment Facility (CAF), toJune 4, 2019
COMESA Elections’ Observer Mission in the just concluded Tripartite General Elections in Malawi has issue its Preliminary Statement.May 27, 2019
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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