Category: Press Releases

The Global Environment Facility Approves US$5.7m to Support Climate Actions in COMESA

The Comoros, Eritrea, Seychelles, and Zambia to benefit under the first multi-country project to strengthen capacity of Member Countries to monitor and report climate actions.  Lusaka, Zambia (June 16, 2021) —The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council has approved a US$5.7 million project to boost the capacity of four member states of the Common Market for…
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Regional Ministers Urge Member States to Scale Up Infrastructure Programmes

June 2, 2021: Ministers of infrastructure have called on regional States to scale up programmes to upgrade and maintain infrastructure and facilities, adopt and implement COMESA transit instruments to improve transport corridors’ efficiency. In their 12th joint meeting conducted virtually, today, June 2, 2021, the ministers responsible for transport, energy and Information, Communication Technology (ICT)…
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Infrastructure Experts Take Stock of Projects’ Implementation, Two Years On

Monday, May 31, 2021:  The 12th Joint COMESA Committee Meeting on Transport and Communications, Information Technology and Energy met on May 31 and June 1, 2021, to discuss the implementation of their respective programmes in the last two years. The virtual, two-day meeting brought together over 100 delegates comprising of technical experts from Member States…
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Ministers of Industry Approve Frameworks for Implementing the Regional Industrial Strategy

Thursday, May 27, 2021: Ministers of industry from the 21 COMESA Member States have approved the implementation strategy of the regional local content policy framework and the management of the Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks. The COMESA Local Content Policy Framework is aimed at helping to transform the region’s low productivity economies, from overreliance…
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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 are under the COMESA Regional Enterprise Competitiveness and Access…
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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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