COMFWB to Host Second Regional Trade Fair

Lusaka, Monday, 20th September 2021: The COMESA Federation of National Associations of Women in Business (COMFWB) and the Zambia Federation of Associations of Women in Business, have partnered with the Government of Zambia to host the second COMFWB regional trade fair and gala dinner. The 2nd Annual Regional Women in Business Trade Fair under the theme “Promoting…
Read more

Burundi, DR Congo set to rollout out Simplified Trade Regime

Small cross border trade between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to flourish after the two countries begun the process towards implementation of the COMESA Simplified Trade Regime (STR). This will be done under the soon to be launched Great Lakes Trade Facilitation and Regional Integration Project, (GLTFIP) which covers the two…
Read more

File photo

The 8th COMESA Annual Research Forum

Thursday, September 16, 2021: Over 200 participants drawn from the academia, think tanks, government and the private, the private sector from the region and globally participated in the eighth annual COMESA Research Forum which took place virtually on 13 – 16 September 2021. The four-day forum received presentations on research papers focusing on regional mitigation…
Read more

File photo: Adam Willie

About $905m Worth of Intra-COMESA Exports Lost to COVID-19

Thursday, September 16, 2021: An estimated USD 905 million intra-COMESA exports were lost last year due to the response measures that member states applied to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to research carried out by Mr Adam Willie, Principal Economist, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Enterprise Development of Zimbabwe. The research paper titled:…
Read more

COMESA, development partners forum to enhance complementarity

Thursday, September 16, 2021: To ensure coherence in the implementation of regional integration programmes supported by development partners and enhance complementarity, COMESA Secretariat hosted the 3rd Joint Development Partners’ Coordination Forum on 15 – 16th September 2021. The forum sought to deepen engagement and commitment from the development partners and understand the sectors they focus…
Read more

One year on, COVID-19 cases have risen by 747%

At this time last year, (September 15, 2020), COMESA region had 324,967 Covid-19 cases reported. One year on, the cases have gone up to 2,753,502 by September 14, 2021, an increase of 747%. An analysis by COMWARN shows that seven countries have contributed the bulk of the cases. They are Tunisia (685,799), Libya (325,221), Ethiopia…
Read more

The 8th COMESA Annual Research Forum – Speeches

Speech by COMESA SG during the 8th Research Forum -13 September 2021 COMESA Annual Research Forum – Keynote address by Paul Akiwumi UNCTAD ACBF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY’S REMARKS – COMESA 8TH ANNUAL RESEARCH FORUM


The COMESA Secretariat is inviting Individual Consultants to submit their CV and Financial Proposal for the following services: SHORT TERM CONSULTANCY CONTRACT FOR A COMESA MIGRATION EXPERT Detailed description of the assignment including the Terms of Reference defining the minimum technical requirements for these services are provided in the Request for Expression of Interest document…
Read more


This contract is for the supply and delivery of five (05) HPE DL380 Gen10 Servers and storage systems to be supplied at the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry in one lot, DDP, and the period for the implementation of the task is set at thirty days from the date of signature of the last…
Read more

Tender for the supply and delivery of ICT Equipment under the Zambia Border Post Upgrade Project in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry

The Ministry now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders for the supply and delivery of ICT Equipment; Click here for more details.