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  • COMESA Deploys Observers to the Tripartite Elections in Malawi

    Press Release COMESA Deploys Observers to Malawi-4

    May 15, 2019
  • National content developers trained on 50 Million Women project

    Chisamba, Zambia, May 10, 2019: National content developers from 10 COMESA Member States this week trained on the use of the 50 Million African Women Speak platform in Chisamba, Zambia. The 8-10 May training workshop was designed to introduce the 50 Million African Women Speak Project and platform to the national content developers and give

    May 11, 2019
  • COMESA Court Reaches Out to Lawyers in Uganda

    Kampala, Uganda, May 9, 2019: COMESA Court of Justice has conducted a one day seminar targeting lawyers in Uganda  and also launched its User’s Manual; a simple guide on how to handle legal matters in the Court. The seminar was themed: ‘Role of COMESA Court of Justice in Promoting, facilitating and Protecting Trade and Investments’. This was

    May 9, 2019
  • Monetary Institute Introduces Administrative and Budgetary Changes

    Nairobi, Friday, April 25, 2019: The COMESA Monetary Institute has introduced changes in its administrative and budgetary matters to enhance the efficiency of the Institute in execution of its mandate. This follows the Extra-Ordinary meeting of the Bureau of the COMESA Committee of Governors of Central Banks in Nairobi, Kenya, on 26th April 2019. The

    May 9, 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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