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Nairobi, Sunday, July 14, 2019:It is all systems go as Kenya readies to host Africa’s leading premier small and Medium enterprises gathering, the Kenya Trade Week and COMESA High Level Business Summit dubbed Source 21, from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st July 2017. Preparations for the event are complete with delegates expected to start streamingJuly 14, 2019
Kigali, Friday, July 12, 2019: Rwanda has become the fifth country to ratify the tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (TFTA). Members of the Lower House of the Rwanda Parliament approved the draft law for the ratification of the agreement on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The TFTA was launched on 15 June 2015 in Egypt byJuly 12, 2019
Lusaka, Thursday, July 4, 2019: Madagascar will receive an additional 964,000 Euros to build its capacity to implement regional integration programmes under the COMESA Adjustment Facility (CAF), which is funded from the 10th European Development Fund Regional Integration Support Mechanism (RISM) programme. This follows the signing of the financing agreement between the country’s Minister ofJuly 4, 2019
Nairobi, Wednesday, June 26, 2019: Upgrading and accreditation of laboratories for testing agricultural products for export has been identified as one of the priority areas that could benefit through the new COMESA led project on mainstreaming Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards (SPS) capacity building into national policy frameworks. This is according to industry experts attending aJune 26, 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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