Ndola, Thursday, June 28, 2018: COMESA is one of the exhibitors at the 2018 Zambia International Trade Fair taking place in Ndola 27 June to 3 July 2018. The participation of the regional bloc is a strategic outreach initiative to engage directly with stakeholders across its members States and beyond.

Anchored under the theme, “Private sector – key to industrialization” the seven days event is the biggest International Exhibition in Zambia for promoting trade and investment. The ZITF is  a platform for promoting cross border trade by attracting participation from all sectors of the economy.

The President of Botswana H.E Mokgweetsi Masisi, and Zambian counterpart H.E. Edgar Chagwa Lungu officially opened the Trade Fair, Thursday 28 July 2018. 

Working with Zambia’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, COMESA’s participation aims at promoting public awareness and utilization of trade facilitation instruments amongst the regional business community. These include the COMESA Yellow Card, the Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme, the COMESA Virtual Trade Facilitation System among others.