Category: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Joint AU-COMESA-EAC High-Level Pre-election Assessment Mission to Kenya

Following the invitation by the Government of Kenya to observe the 9 August 2022 General Elections, the African Union (AU), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC) deployed a high-level pre-election assessment mission from 14 to 21 May 2022, as part of their joint efforts to promote…
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Press Release: Regional ICT Programme Worth €8 Million Launched

Lusaka, Thursday, May 12, 2022: Five Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are set to benefit from a new eight million euros project: Enhancement of Governance and Enabling Environment in the ICT sector (EGEE-ICT), funded by the European Union.  It was launched on Thursday 12 May 2022 at the opening of the 2nd Programme Steering Committee Meeting.…
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PRESS RELEASE: Building Regional Capacities in Trade Negotiations

Lusaka, Wednesday, December 8, 2021: The World Trade Institute and COMESA have conducted a training course for COMESA Member States aimed at strengthening human and policy-making capacities on Trade in Services. The course took place virtually from 6 – 8 December 2021. It was attended by trade and trade law experts from Member States that…
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PRESS RELEASE: COMESA Member States Meet to Validate Regional Resilience Framework

Lusaka, Wednesday, December 8, 2021: COMESA Secretariat has convened a regional meeting to validate the climate change Regional Resilience Framework (RRF) implementation plan and Resource Mobilization Strategy The meeting takes place on 8 – 9 December 2021 and provides a platform for Member States and key stakeholders to review the current draft RRF implementation plan…
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Communique of the 21st COMESA Summit

THE TWENTY FIRST SUMMIT OF THE AUTHORITY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA was hosted in Hybrid Format at Almasa International Conference Centre, New Administrative Capital Cairo, and the Arab Republic of Egypt on 23 November 2021, under the theme: “Building Resilience Through Strategic Digital Economic…
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Set for the Summit as ministerial meetings end

Tuesday, November 16, 2021: The 17th Meeting of the COMESA Ministers of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) took place Tuesday, 16 November 2021, ahead of the 21st COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit set for Tuesday, 23 November 2021 in Cairo, Egypt. The MoFA is part of the ministerial meetings whose priority issues will be presented…
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COMESA Summit Takes Place this Month

Tuesday, November 02, 2021: The 21st COMESA Heads of State and Government Summit will take place on 23 November 2021. Consequently, a new Summit theme has been developed to rally Member States on the focus area in the implementation of regional integration programmes. The Summit will be hosted by the Government of Egypt and comes…
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Fresh Call to Regional States to Implement COVID-19 Trade Facilitation Guidelines

Tuesday, November 02, 2021: A fresh call has been made to COMESA countries to ensure full implementation of the guidelines for the movement of goods and services that was developed last year to facilitate regional trade during the Covid-19 pandemic. Zambia Minister for Commerce, Trade and Industry Hon Chipoka Mulenga told delegates attending the 42nd…
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COMESA conducts study on formalizing the informal economy in the region

COMESA has conducted a study, which reviewed Member States policies related to the formalisation of the informal economy, focusing on informal trade. The study focused on the drivers of informality, the impacts of informality on the economy, including on government revenue and on productivity. It also identified the policies that Member States have instituted to…
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Yellow Card Council of Bureaux edges closer to full autonomy

The Yellow Card Council of Bureaux is set for full autonomy following the approval of the relevant legal instruments, by the Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General from COMESA Member States. In their 10th meeting conducted virtually on 29 September 2021, the Ministers and AGs approved the Charter of the Bureaux, Staff and Procurement Rules.…
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