Category: Press Releases

COMESA Invites Member States to bid for Market Access Enhancement Funds

COMESA has launched a Call for Proposals to its Member States to bid for funding of up to 150,000 Euros to support market access. The funds will be provided under a Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) established with support from the European Union. Key activities for support fall under COMESA Regional Enterprise Competitiveness and Access to…
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AfCTA, COMESA to Establish Cooperation Framework

Lusaka, Tuesday, April 13 2021: The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) Secretariat and COMESA will establish a partnership framework to support the implementation of the continental trade regime. Technical teams from the two organizations will start working immediately on the framework by establishing committees to deal with specific aspects of the partnership. This was…
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Joint AUC-AfDB-ECA Webinar on the Africa Regional Integration Index for COMESA-EAC-SADC

On Thursday, 15 April 2021, The African Development Bank, the African Union Commission, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa will host a webinar to discuss the implications of the latest Africa Regional Integration Index for the East African Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the Southern African Development…
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COMESA women celebrate their heroines on 50 Million African Women Speak platform

Businesswomen from countries in the COMESA region have spoken out on who their female role models are as part of a campaign named ‘30 days of women in business’. The campaign which is running on the 50 Million Women African Speak platform (50MAWSP) in celebration of the international women’s month of March invites platform users…
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New Regional Forum Established to Deal with Escalation of NTBs

March 18, 2021: COMESA has established the Non-Tariff Barriers  Regional Forum comprising of National Monitoring Committees and NTBs Focal Points. This new structure is aimed at further strengthening the Trade and Customs Committee and Trade and Trade Facilitation Sub- Committee as part of the institutional structures for the elimination of NTBs at the regional level.…
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Zambia Receives Fuel Meters Calibration Equipment Worth $155,000

Lusaka, Tuesday, March 16, 2021: COMESA has handed over to the Zambian government a mobile Prover worth USD155,000 to be used by the national metrology agency. Mobile Prover is used in calibration of bulk meters in the fuel sector to increases accuracy in the standards used thus enhancing confidence in the quantity purchased or sold.…
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COMESA, AFREXIMBANK Sign Deal to Implement US$1billion Continental Transit Scheme

Wednesday, March 10, 2021: COMESA and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have today signed an Agreement to implement the COMESA Regional  Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme, commonly known as RCTG-CARNET. This marks the beginning of the implementation of the Bank’s US$1billion AfCTFA Adjustment Facility to support countries from significant tariff revenue losses as a result of…
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COMESA Launches 30 Days of Women in Business Campaign to Celebrate Women Entrepreneurs

Newly launched campaign encourages women to profile and showcase women in business from across the COMESA region The campaign will offer women in the region an opportunity to connect with their role models using the 50 Million African Women Speak platform  Lusaka, Thursday, 4 March 2021 – The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa…
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COMESA Sub-delegates Upgrading of Chirundu Border Post to Zimbabwe Worth €4.1million

Friday, February 26, 2021: COMESA and Zimbabwe have signed an agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of Coordinated Border Management activities, Trade and Transport Facilitation programme at the Chirundu border post. The sub-delegated activities are worth Euro 4.1 million to support upgrading of priority cross-border infrastructure and equipment at Chirundu border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. This…
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COMESA, Ethiopia Signs €5.6m Sub-delegation Agreement for Upgrading Border Posts

Monday, 22 February 2021: COMESA and Ethiopia have signed a 5.6 million Euro sub-delegation agreement to improve coordinated border management, trade and transport facilitation at the Moyale and Galafi border posts. Moyale and Galafi borders link Ethiopia on one hand to Kenya and Djibouti on the other respectively. The project will assist Ethiopia to upgrade…
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