Category: COMESA News

Sokokuu eTrade Platform launched

The COMFWB, Ae Trade initiative aims at promoting online trade for women entrepreneurs The COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) in collaboration with the African E-Trade Group (Ae-Trade) has launched the online Platform Sokokuu to traders in the COMESA region to conduct cross border trade using ICT as a tool to minimize physical barriers.…
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Eleven Youths Elected to the COMESA Youth Advisory Panel

Eleven youths from the region have been elected to the COMESA Youth Advisory Panel (COMYAP). The roles and responsibilities of the panel is to, among others, provide the COMESA Council of Ministers with direct and well-informed advice on matters relating to young people through recommendations to be highlighted in the COMYAP bi-annual reports. Representatives of…
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Record number of women entrepreneurs attend the COMFWB trade fair

Lusaka, September 24, 2021: About 200 local, regional and international businesswomen and investors participated in the 2nd COMESA Federation of Women in Business (COMFWB) annual regional trade fair that took place on 22 – 24 September 2021 in Lusaka, Zambia. The hybrid forum provided a platform for businesses to showcase innovative products and services both…
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Digital Yellow Card helpdesk launched

The COMESA Regional Third-Party Motor Vehicle Insurance (Yellow Card) Scheme has launched a Digital Yellow Card Helpdesk System designed to track all queries reported by users. The Application which is accessible on https://yellowcardsupport.comesa.int will allow National Bureaux, Primary Insurance Companies and Motorists in member countries to channel all their queries and requests via Email, Phone…
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COMFWB to Host Second Regional Trade Fair

Lusaka, Monday, 20th September 2021: The COMESA Federation of National Associations of Women in Business (COMFWB) and the Zambia Federation of Associations of Women in Business, have partnered with the Government of Zambia to host the second COMFWB regional trade fair and gala dinner. The 2nd Annual Regional Women in Business Trade Fair under the theme “Promoting…
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Burundi, DR Congo set to rollout out Simplified Trade Regime

Small cross border trade between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to flourish after the two countries begun the process towards implementation of the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR). This will be done under the soon to be launched Great Lakes Trade Facilitation and Regional Integration Project, (GLTFIP) which covers the two…
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The 8th COMESA Annual Research Forum

Thursday, September 16, 2021: Over 200 participants drawn from the academia, think tanks, government and the private, the private sector from the region and globally participated in the eighth annual COMESA Research Forum which took place virtually on 13 – 16 September 2021. The four-day forum received presentations on research papers focusing on regional mitigation…
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Innovative device for detecting crop diseases showcased at COMESA forum

A device that detects crop diseases and pests was one of the three innovations presented at the just concluded 8th COMESA Annual Research Forum conducted on 13 – 16 September 2021. The device leverages on artificial intelligence, data analytics and machine learning and has multiple small camera modules interfaced to a computer system. Presenting the…
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About $905m Worth of Intra-COMESA Exports Lost to COVID-19

Thursday, September 16, 2021: An estimated USD 905 million intra-COMESA exports were lost last year due to the response measures that member states applied to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to research carried out by Mr Adam Willie, Principal Economist, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Enterprise Development of Zimbabwe. The research paper titled:…
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COMESA, development partners forum to enhance complementarity

Thursday, September 16, 2021: To ensure coherence in the implementation of regional integration programmes supported by development partners and enhance complementarity, COMESA Secretariat hosted the 3rd Joint Development Partners’ Coordination Forum on 15 – 16th September 2021. The forum sought to deepen engagement and commitment from the development partners and understand the sectors they focus…
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