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e-COMESA Newsletter Issue No. 591

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Programme to Boost Labour Migration is Underway

  Lusaka, Tuesday, July  30, 2019: COMESA is developing a Cross Regional Programme for Southern Africa to address irregular migration and promote regular labour mobility within the region to spur regional trade and investment. A total of 20 million euros has been provided under the 11th European Union Development Fund, (EDF11) for this project. Among…
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Tripartite Technical Teams in Full Gear as Ratifications Rise

Lusaka, Wednesday, July 31,2019:  As the COMESA, EAC, SADC region awaits the attainment of the required threshold on 14 member/partners states to ratify the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement, technical teams charged with the responsibility of preparing the ground for its implementation are in full gear. Last week in Nairobi Kenya, the Tripartite Task Force…
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COMESA, AU Trains Member States on Green Climate Financing

Harare, Wednesday, 31 July, 2019: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Regional Service Centre for Africa will hold a training workshop for Member States on Green/Climate Financing on 1st and 2nd August 2019 in Harare, Zimbabwe.…
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New Measures to Harness Regional Livestock Trade

Lusaka, Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Regional trade in live animals, meat and meat products are set to rise following a raft of new measures being put in place by COMESA and livestock exporting and importing countries. These measures include: regional live animal grading standard, linking enterprises in exporting and importing countries and sharing experiences on…
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Empowering Member States in Tracking Paris Agreement Indicators

COMESA Secretariat will hold a two-day training workshop for Member States on tracking and implementation of the Transparency Clause of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The workshop will take place in Harare, Zimbabwe, on July 30 – 31, 2019. At least 17 Member States namely: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, D.R Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Eswatini,…
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COMESA Banks on President Kenyatta’s Support for Success of Regional Trade Agreements

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has expressed confidence in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s leadership and facilitation in the successful roll-out of the newly inaugurated African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe said the regional economic bloc counts on President Kenyatta’s support to guide and move forward the implementation…
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COMESA Member States Discuss Regional Climate Resilience Framework

Experts in disaster management, mitigation and climate change in eastern and southern Africa want COMESA to finalize expeditiously the regional climate resilience framework and hold a validation meeting with all Member States. In a meeting last week in Chisamba, Zambia, the experts, comprising of Senior government officials representing 13 COMESA countries, pledged to work together…
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Stakeholders Trained on Using new COMESA Seed Certificates and Labels

Lusaka, July 26, 2019: Following the launch of the COMESA Regional Seed Certifications and Labels early this year, COMESA will conduct training on the electronic issuance and ordering of these documents in the next six months. National Seed Authorities (NSA) will offer the certificates at the national level while seed companies will obtain them from…
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Financial Intelligence Units in Ethiopia, Uganda Joins Global Network

Lusaka, Friday, July 26, 2019: Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) of two COMESA Member States, Ethiopia and Uganda were among those recently admitted to the Egmont Group, a global financial network that formulates coordinated policies and responses to financial crimes such as money laundering and terrorist financing. Their admission alongside the Dominican Republic, Palestine, Papua New…
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