Category: Press Releases

COMESA, in Partnership with ITC, Spearheads SMEs’ Participaction in the AfCFTA T hrough Market Analysis Capacity Building

Lusaka, Zambia, Wednesday 24th August 2022……………COMESA Business Council (CBC) in partnership with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the International Trade Centre (ITC), and the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry has set the tone for implementation of one of the five operational instruments of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)…
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Tripartite Framework win Accolades at the AU Mid-Year Summit

Lusaka, Monday, July 18, 2022:  The Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement that brings together COMESA, East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tripartite Free Trade Area has been hailed as a good model for regional integration. This followed a presentation on the success of the Tripartite FTA at the just concluded…
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AfDB, COMESA Sign US$550,000 Grant to Conduct Study on Developing Africa Cloud Ecosystem

Lusaka, Zambia, Thursday, 14 July 2022: The African Development Bank and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have signed a Letter of Agreement for a US$550,000 NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility grant to support a feasibility study for setting up an Africa Cloud Ecosystem (ACE) project. The grant will support the first…
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COMESA, Texas Agrilife Research Sign Pact to Address Key Impediments to Regional Trade

Tuesday, June 28, 2022: COMESA and Texas A&M Agrilife Research, USA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support mycotoxin risk management involving aflatoxins and fumonisins for trade commodities and staples. This is a key pillar of mutual recognition of certificates of analysis amongst trading countries. Aflatoxins and fumonisins are naturally occurring toxins and…
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Development of a Regional Food Balance Sheet at Advanced Stage

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and COMESA are leading an effort to develop a digital Regional Food Balance Sheet (RFBS) that uses data from a variety of public and private sources to develop near real-time and forward-looking food balance estimates.    

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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