The COMESA Leather and Leather Products Institute (LLPI) promote the development of the COMESA region leather industry and the development of the leather sector in the Member States. LLPI is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was established by the signing of the Charter by COMESA Member States in Mbabane, Swaziland on 23rd November 1990 in order to promote productivity, competitiveness, trade and regional integration in the leather sub-sector. It achieves this through the provision of the following key services: Human resources development, Investment and trade promotion, Research and development, Consultancy and extension and Information collection and dissemination.
ATI is a pan-African institution that provides political risk insurance to companies, investors, and lenders interested in doing business in Africa. With deep roots in Africa, we are best positioned to understand and assess the risks here – and to help mitigate them.
COMESA Business Council is a Business Member Organization and recognized private sector institution of the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It is the voice of the Private Sector in the region.
The Commission promotes and encourages competition by preventing restrictive business practices and other restrictions that deter the efficient operation of markets, thereby enhancing the welfare of the consumers in the Common Market, and protecting consumers against offensive conduct by market actors.
The Court of Justice of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Court of Justice) was established in 1994 under Article 7 of the COMESA Treaty as one of the Organs of COMESA. The Court’s primary function is to uphold the rule of law in the enforcement of the COMESA Treaty. The Court is comprised of two Divisions: an Appellate Division with five Judges; and a First Instance Division with seven Judges. The day-to-day operations of the Court are co-ordinated through a Court Registry which is headed by a Registrar. The Court sits on an ad hoc basis and pursuant to Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Court (2016), it may hold its court sessions in any Member State on need basis. The Seat of the Court is in Khartoum, Sudan.
Federation of National Associations of Women in Business in Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (FEMCOM)’s main objectives were to promote programs that integrate women into the trade and development activities in Eastern and Southern Africa. It also serves as a representative body and link between the women and the policy organs of the COMESA member States, regional organizations, and international organizations whose aim is to promote trade and development. It aims to develop women entrepreneurship in COMESA through programs that promote, encourage and serve the needs of women and their businesses. These include textile and cassava regional cluster programs.
The Regional Investment Agency (RIA), the investment promotion arm of COMESA was launched in June 2006, with a mandate to make the COMESA region a viable, attractive destination for regional and international investors. In the long term RIA's shared vision with COMESA is to present the region as a fully integrated, international competitive regional economic community. It seeks to build the capacity of the Member States Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) as well as share information and promote best practice while helping the IPAs to generate a positive image of the region; and; thereby facilitate sustainable growth of private domestic and foreign investment sustainable growth of private domestic and foreign investment.
The Trade and Development Bank, formerly the PTA Bank, is a trade and development financial institution in Africa. The TDB is the financial arm of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, although membership is open to non-COMESA states and other institutional shareholders.
ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company) underwrites life and non-life reinsurance risks in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, India, Uganda, and Sudan. The company offers property, casualty, motor, marine, aviation, life, and medical insurance products. ZEP-RE (PTA Reinsurance Company) is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
COMESA Monetary Institute was established in 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, in order to undertake all the preparatory work for implementing all the stages of the COMESA Monetary Cooperation Programme envisaged for 2018. The Institute is hosted by the Central Bank of Kenya and operates hand in hand with the COMESA Central Banks.