Category: Press Releases

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE TWENTY FIRST SUMMIT OF THE COMESA AUTHORITY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT

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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About $905m Worth of Intra-COMESA Exports Lost to COVID-19

Thursday, September 16, 2021: An estimated USD 905 million intra-COMESA exports were lost last year due to the response measures that member states applied to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to research carried out by Mr Adam Willie, Principal Economist, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Enterprise Development of Zimbabwe. The research paper titled:…
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PRESS RELEASE: COMESA To Hold 8th Annual Research Forum

Lusaka, Zambia, Wed 8 Sept. 2021: The COMESA Secretariat will hold the Eighth Annual Research Forum virtually on 13-16 September 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The theme for this year’s Forum is “Rethinking Trade and Doing Business in the Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic”. The theme has been motivated by the shock triggered by the COVID-19…
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COMESA AWARDS NINE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SECOND COHORT OF STUDENTS TO UNDERTAKE A MASTER’S DEGREE IN REGIONAL INTEGRATION

Lusaka, Wednesday 25 August 2021: COMESA has awarded nine (09) scholarships worth USD 24,300 to students admitted to Kenyatta University in Kenya to pursue a Master’s Degree Programme in Regional Integration. The Scholarship Award Selection Committee sat on 1st July 2021 and considered all the applications based on the scholarship award criteria before awarding the…
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COMESA, Djibouti Signs €2.5m Sub-delegation Agreement to Upgrade Galafi Border Post

July 27, 2021: The COMESA Secretariat and the Government of Djibouti have signed an agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of coordinated border management activities at the Galafi border post, on the Djibouti- Ethiopia border. A total of EUR 2.5 million is allocated to this project under the European Union funded Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP). The…
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