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e-COMESA Newsletter 698

e-COMESA Newsletter 698

Trade Facilitation Programme Records Notable Progress

COMESA Member States, through the European Union-backed Trade Facilitation Programme have revised and adopted regulations for the elimination of non-tariff barriers (NTBs), a move which is expected to enhance intra-regional trade. The programme has also supported the development of national elimination strategies for NTBs in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Madagascar and Egypt.  The programme has equally…
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AU- COMESA Election Observer Mission to Kenya Issues Preliminary Statement

Nairobi, August 11, 2022: The Joint African Union – COMESA Election Observers’ Mission to the General Election in Kenya have today issued a preliminary statement on its assessment of the elections. The statement was presented by the Head of the Mission and former Sierra Leone President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, deputized by Ambassador Marie Pierre…
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Regional Horticultural Observatory Programme Developed

The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has developed the COMESA Horticultural Observatory Programme which will be used to engage multi-stakeholders in the horticultural industry on how to sustainably increase exports, value addition and retention of the industry. ACTESA, which is the agriculture arm of COMESA, worked closely with the Bill…
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Small-Scale Cross-Border Trade Initiative Extended by 31 Months

The European Union (EU) has granted a no-cost extension to the Small-Scale Cross Border Trade Initiative (SSCBTI) programme by 31 Months. The Project will now end in December 2024 from the initial deadline of May 2022. Assistant Secretary General for Administration and Finance Dr Dev Haman revealed this in Lusaka during the opening of the…
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Rwanda Reaffirms its support of COMESA

Rwanda has reaffirmed its support of regional integration programmes being implemented by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). His Excellency Paul Kagame says his government believes that integrating African countries is a sure way of attaining economic prosperity and development. He said this at State House in Kigali on 2nd August when…
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Individual Consultant – Undertake Preliminary work of the Acquisition and Implementation of Barcoding Asset Management System for COMESA Secretariat

BACKGROUND  The Expression of Interest is called to identify a suitable Consultant to undertake preliminary work of the acquisition and implementation of Barcoding Asset Management System for COMESA Secretariat COMESA’s fixed assets are categorized into the following classes: land and buildings; Plant and machinery; computers; motor vehicles; and fixtures and fittings. These assets are acquired…
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AU-COMESA Completes Deployment of Election Observers in Kenya

Nairobi, August 8, 2022: The joint African Union- COMESA election observers’ mission to the August 9th General Elections in Kenya has deployed observers to 38 out of the 47 counties in the country. By Monday, the observers had all arrived in their areas of deployment and begun mapping the polling centres and meeting key election…
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