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  • Need for Coordination of RECs- AU Activities in Regional Integration Programmes

    Marrakech, Morocco, Saturday, March 23, 2019: Assistant Secretary General, Dr Kipyego Cheluget is leading a COMESA delegation to the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. The team is participating in the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa) meeting. The RCM-Africa derives its mandate from UN resolution 32/197, which directed

    March 23, 2019
  • Egyptian Delegation Seek Investments in COMESA

    A delegation of Egyptian investors visited the COMESA Secretariat to explore investment opportunities in various sectors of the economies in the region. The delegation comprising 35 members led by Chairman of the African Cooperation Committee of the Federation of Egyptian Industries Sherif El Gabaly met Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe on 20th march 2019 to

    March 21, 2019
  • COMESA Supporting integration programmes in Eswatini

    COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe appeared on the Breakfast Show on the Eswatini National Television station on 15th March 2019. The SG was in the Kingdom of Eswatini to Sign the project document for 1.2 million Euros from the European Union. Part of the funds will be used for the construction of the modern

    March 19, 2019
  • Building the Capacity of Monetary Authorities to Forecast Inflation

    Nairobi, Tuesday, March 19, 2019: With a number of countries in the COMESA region gradually moving to inflation targeting monetary policy framework, the need to upgrade the skills of monetary authorities to forecast inflation with a high degree of accuracy becoming critical. Contemporary monetary policy formulation requires information and forecasts on the interaction between sectors

    March 19, 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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Director - Industry & Agriculture
Director - Gender & Social Affairs
March 25, 2019
Nairobi - KENYA
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