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New Frameworks to Harmonize Tariffs and Standards for Energy Products in the Region

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA has developed regional policy frameworks that will assist Member States to improve the quality of solar products that are allowed into the region and achieve the ease the doing of business across borders due to predictable duty regimes. This is intended to address the proliferation…
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Individual Consultant – To design and implement key performance indicators for effective monitoring and control of grants on weekly, monthly and quarterly basis

The Expert will gain an understanding of the requirements of grant agreements entered between COMESA and various cooperating partners as well as grants manuals and specifically design templates and performance indicator.

Key Decisions at the 43rd COMESA Ministers Meeting

Lusaka, Friday, December 02, 2022: COMESA Council of Ministers will engage their counterparts in Member States that have not ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (TFTA) to do so as a matter of priority to pave way for its implementation. This was one of the key decisions taken during the 43rd meeting of the…
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STATEMENT BY HER EXCELLENCY CHILESHE MPUNDU KAPWEPWE, SECRETARY GENERAL OF COMESA DURING THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 43RD MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

Our Guest of Honour, HH Madam WK Mutale Nalumango MP, Vice President of the Republic of Zambia Chairperson of the COMESA Council of Ministers; HE Mr Ahmed Samir, Minister of Trade & Industry of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Honourable Ministers Here Present; Excellencies Permanent Representatives to COMESA; Excellencies Ambassadors and High Commissioners; Assistant Secretaries…
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The 43rd COMESA Council of Ministers Meeting Opens in Zambia

The 43rd COMESA Council of Ministers meeting opened today in Lusaka with a call for the region to prioritize key areas that contribute to economic growth including trade and transit facilitation. Zambia Vice President, Her Honour Madam Mutale Nalumango who opened the meeting said the region also needs to implement interventions that promote the establishment…
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COMMUNIQUE: Conference on Children Affected by Armed Conflict

The Children Affected by Armed Conflict (CAAC) conference was a three-day event titled “the protection of children affected by armed conflicts conference 2022;” held from 28th to 30th November, 2022 at Nairobi, Kenya. It was organised by Save the Children International, and Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), with support from the government…
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Administrative Processes Simplified to Advance the COMESA FTA

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has made major strides in simplifying administrative processes under the Free Trade Area to deepen intra-regional trade which stood at US$90bn as of 2020. This is a reduction from the 2019 figure of $123.4bn due to COVID-19. COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe said this during the…
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STATEMENT BY THE GUEST OF HONOUR HON. CHIPOKA MULENGA, MP, MINISTER OF COMMERCE, TRADE AND INDUSTRY DURING THE OPENING OF THE 43RD COMESA INTER-GOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING

The secretary general of comesa, her excellency, ms. Chileshe kapwepwe,  Her lordship, judge president of the court of justice,   Distinguished members of the inter-governmental committee,  Heads of comesa institutions,  Assistant secretaries general,  Excellencies high commissioners and ambassadors accredited to the republic of zambia, permanent and special representatives to comesa  Representatives of international and regional…
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Statement by Mr. Jacek Jankowski, Ambassador of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA at the 43rd Intergovernmental Committee

Ms Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, Secretary General of COMESA; Honourable Chipoka Mulenga, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industries; Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Committee (name tbc);  Honourable Permanent Secretaries from COMESA member states present; Senior Government officials; Distinguished guest, Ladies and Gentlemen; I am delighted to attend this year’s COMESA Intergovernmental Committee Meeting physically after the…
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STATEMENT BY H.E CHILESHE MPUNDU KAPWEPWE – COMESA SECRETARY GENERAL DURING THE OPENING OF THE 43rd MEETING OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMITTEE

Distinguished Delegates from COMESA Member States Your Excellency’s Ambassadors and High Commissioners Representatives of COMESA Institutions Distinguished Representatives of Regional Economic Communities Representatives of International Organisations Ladies and Gentlemen All Protocols Observed It is my pleasure and honour to welcome you all to Lusaka, Zambia, for this 43rd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee. I am…
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