Category: Press Releases

COMESA, Malawi sign 900,000 Euros agreement to construct cross border market

Lusaka, Friday, 24 May 2024: The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat, and the Government of Malawi, have today signed a Euro 900,000 sub-delegation agreement to construct a cross-border market in Mchinji District, 20km from the Mchinji / Mwami One Stop Border Post. COMESA Secretary General, Ms. Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe and the…
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Thermal power dominates in COMESA region at 76%

Cairo, Wednesday, May 15, 2024: Thermal power dominates power generation in the COMESA region, accounting for more than 76 percent with hydro energy at 24 percent. This is out of the total installed power generation capacity estimated at 100,000 megawatts. This was part of the updates presented at the 13th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the…
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COMESA region is moving closer to a harmonized energy regulatory regime

Cairo, Monday, May 13, 2024: Energy experts are meeting in Cairo for a two-day consultative workshop on regional harmonization of regulatory frameworks and tools for improved electricity regulation in the COMESA region. The meeting is reviewing a study report of the energy market, institutional structure, and tariff frameworks in 13 regional states, focusing on their current…
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COMESA Begins Implementing Trade Remedies Regulations

Lusaka, Wednesday, April 24, 2024: COMESA has begun the comprehensive implementation of its Trade Remedies Regulations, aimed at recommending measures to prevent potential losses that its Member States might incur due to unfair trading practices and unforeseen surges in imports during business transactions. The Regulations were adopted way back in 2000, but their application has largely…
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Step towards harmonized agricultural policies and regulations

Nairobi, Kenya, 23 April 2024: COMESA is currently hosting a stakeholders’ workshop on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures from 22-30 April 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya. Attended by sector specialists from COMESA Member States, its objective is to revise the COMESA Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Regulations, SPS Strategy, and develop Implementation Plans for the Food Safety,…
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Ethiopian Ambassador accredited to COMESA

Lusaka, Zambia, Wednesday, March 27, 2024: The Secretary-General of COMESA has urged Ethiopia’s newly accredited Permanent Representative to the organization to assist expedite his country’s ratification of the COMESA Free Trade Area agreement. During the accreditation ceremony of Ambassador Rashid Mohammed Abdul Wahid as Permanent Representative to COMESA on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in Lusaka,…
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Advancing Coordinated Border Management: Strategies for Efficiency and Competitiveness

Borders serve as crucial points where various agencies act as gatekeepers to territorial boundaries, with Customs authorities and other border management agencies playing essential roles in community protection. These roles include tax collection, preventing international terrorism, and safeguarding public health and cultural heritage. However, there is a notable shift towards facilitation and competitiveness through the…
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AU-COMESA Election Observers’ Preliminary Statement on Egypt Presidential Elections

Cairo, Thursday, December 14, 2023:  The African Union – COMESA Joint Election Observers’ Mission to the presidential elections in Egypt have issued its preliminary statement. The statement outlines key findings and recommendations on the electoral process up to the closing and counting of the polls. Dr. Speciosa Wandira Kazibwe, former Vice President of Uganda, and…
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Joint AU-COMESA Elections Observer Mission arrives in Egypt

Cairo, Friday, 08 December 2023: The joint African Union Commission (AUC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) officially declare the arrival of their Joint Election Observation Mission (EOM), for the 10th, 11th and 12th December 2023 Presidential Elections in the Arab Republic of Egypt. At the invitation of the Government of…
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COMESA Competition Commission has disbursed USD 1.9m to Member States

The COMESA Competition Commission has disbursed 1,933,061 to Member States being proceeds from the review of 21 business mergers assessed between January to August 2023. In reviewing these mergers, the Commission receives statutory fees from the merging parties which are shared with affected Member States. This is in accordance to the Rules on COMESA Revenue…
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