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Tripartite Ministerial Committee Endorse Legal Instruments for Transport Facilitation

September, 18, 2020: Cross border road transport laws, regulations, standards and systems are set to be harmonized from Cape to Cairo following the endorsement of two anchor Multilateral Agreements and[…]

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COMESA’s New Plan for the Next Five Years

Lusaka, September 17, 2020: The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft Medium-Term Strategic Plan (MTSP) covering 2021- 2025 which is geared to support structural transformation of the region and boost[…]

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Trade Experts Discuss Trade Negotiation Modalities in Time of COVID-19

Lusaka, September 16, 2020: Trade experts from the 21 COMESA Member States met today to review progress on trade negotiations between countries and to review progress towards concluding Trade in[…]

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COMESA Launches Mobile App to Facilitate Operations of the Regional Customs Transit Scheme

The COMESA Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG-Carnet) has launched a Mobile Application to provide access to real-time information to clearing and forwarding agents in the region. The Application is[…]

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COMESA INSTITUTIONS

An integral component of the COMESA success narrative has been its institutions. These are needs-based and respond to very specific niches in the region. In addition to providing expertise in specific areas, the institutions are involved in skills development and extensive market research that allows them to link evidence to their decision-making processes. To support the integration program, COMESA has established financial institutions to provide not just the much needed credit (the Trade and Development Bank), but also to provide insurance for non-commercial risks (the African Trade Insurance Agency), re-insurance (ZEP-Re (PTA) Reinsurance Company) and to facilitate international payments (the Regional Payment and Settlement System), and to underpin competition in the region (the COMESA Competition Commission).

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Overview of COMESA 

The history of COMESA began in December 1994 when it was formed to replace the Preferential Trade Area (PTA) which had existed from the earlier days of 1981. COMESA (as defined by its Treaty) was established…

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Our Programmes

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) comprises 21 African Member States that came together with the aim of promoting regional integration through trade and the development of natural and human resources for the mutual benefit of all people in the region.

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COMESA has recognized infrastructure development as a priority and strategic focus area that requires…

Agriculture, Industry & Private Sector Development

The Mandate of the Industry and Agriculture Division is to promote development of….

Trade &
Customs Services

The main function of the division is to implement programmes to enhance cooperation in Trade…

Gender & Social Affairs 

The Gender and Social Affairs Division in the COMESA Secretariat exists to promote and provide leadership…..

COMESA @25 – The Journey of Integration

COMESA, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, was established on 8 December 1994 as the successor to the Preferential Trade Area (PTA). This video brings the story of how it all began, the milestones in COMESA’s 25 years journey of integration, captured through the voices of a cross section of stakeholders

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COMESA SECRETARIAT, COMESA Center, Ben Bella Road,
P.O Box 30051, Lusaka, Zambia. 
Phone: +260 211 229 725/32  Email: info@comesa.int

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