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COMESA Develops a Virtual Knowledge Management Portal on Climate Change

COMESA Secretariat through the Climate Change Programme has developed a virtual knowledge management portal. The portal is intended to promote national and regional sharing of information on diverse activities on climate action being undertaken in the region. The portal was activated on 14 July 2021 during a webinar which brought together COMESA Member States and…
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REQUEST FOR QUOTATION- DIARIES AND CALENDARS

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) invites  Companies dealing in the supply of Calendars and Dairies  to submit their quotation for supplying of the listed calendars and Diaries  in section B .  Any resulting order shall be subject to COMESA’s General Terms and Conditions of Contract for Local Purchase Orders except were…
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REQUEST FOR QUOTATION- ELECTRONIC BALANCE

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) invites  Companies dealing in  Electronic Balances to submit their quotation for supplying of the listed Electronic Balance Specifications in section B .  Any resulting order shall be subject to COMESA’s General Terms and Conditions of Contract for Local Purchase Orders except where modified by this Request…
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COMESA’s key targets to promote the agro-industry

Stakeholders in the agro-industry in collaboration with the COMESA Business Council (CBC) have developed a road map to be implemented from this year aimed at promoting the industry. Among the activities identified is the development of a regional anti-illicit policy and implementation framework, which will include sensitization of industry players on the need to establish…
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CONSULTANCY WORK ON THE UPDATE OF THE STATUS OF EXISTING INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS AMONG MEMBER STATES AND REVIEW OF THE COMESA 2013 MODEL OF DOUBLE TAXATION AVOIDANCE AGREEMENT (DTAA)

The COMESA Secretariat is inviting consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the following contract: CONSULTANCY WORK ON THE UPDATE OF THE STATUS OF EXISTING INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS AMONG MEMBER STATES AND REVIEW OF THE COMESA 2013 MODEL OF DOUBLE TAXATION AVOIDANCE AGREEMENT (DTAA)   The procurement method used for this contract is Restricted Tendering…
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Individual Consultant – Develop COMESA Regional Guidelines on the Establishment, Operation, and Management of Warehouse Receipt System (WRS).

BACKGROUND The Expression of Interest is called to identify a suitable Consultant to develop COMESA Regional Guidelines on the Establishment, Operation, and Management of Warehouse Receipt System (WRS). COMESA developed the COVID-19 Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to ensure harmonized and coherent regional response. The response plan was endorsed by the COMESA Council of…
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Covid-19 Pandemic has Aggravated Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade

COVID-19 has exacerbated the non-tariff barrier restrictions on free movement of persons, according to the Chairperson of the COMESA Business Council, Mr. Marday Venkatasamy. Speaking during the 16th CBC Board meeting conducted virtually on 1st July 2021, Mr. Venkatasamy said this was due to the emerging discriminatory practice of certain approved World Health Organization (WHO)…
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Innovation has Maintained COMESA’s Performance Trajectory

Amidst the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the implementation of the COMESA regional integration programmes has picked pace, with a notable consistent budget absorption under Member States funding on operational expenditures. According to a recent performance update by the COMESA Secretariat, there has been an upward trajectory in programme activities in the second quarter of the year…
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Access to Electricity in COMESA Region is on Average 60%

The percentage of the COMESA population with access to electricity is on average around 60%, but projections indicate that it will be around 80% by 2040. This will however depend on heavily investing in energy infrastructure in the next ten years. According to an update presented at the 10th Annual General Meeting of the Regional…
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Countries Implementing the Simplified Trade Regime Set to Rise

Ethiopia is set to start implementing the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR) and other related trade facilitation instruments, which are critical in strengthening cross-border and COMESA intra-regional trade especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight other regional States including Burundi, D R Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are already implementing…
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