Publications – AR

Livestock Trade in COMESA

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern African Countries (COMESA) is well endowed with the highest population of livestock and therefore huge potential for intra-regional trade as well as trade with other markets.

Guidelines for the Movement of Goods & Services Across COMESA Region

COMESA recognises that COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global crisis affecting Member States.

Annual Reports

This is a comprehensive report that highlights the achievements of COMESA and its institutions in implementing the regional integration agenda covering key milestones and the initiatives put in place to overcome emerging challenges

COMESA Gazettes

This is a periodical publication that has been authorized to publish legal notices that have been agreed upon by Member States to guide the regional integration agenda. The Gazette provides a consolidated list of all the Decisions of the Council of Ministers made during their meetings and are binding to the Member States.


The Treaty is the covenant that was agreed upon by the sovereign States that established the Preferential Trade Area (PTA) of Eastern and Southern Africa, the predecessor to the current Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa – COMESA. The Treaty is the guiding document of the Common Market.

Quarterly Newsletters

This is a comprehensive news item in the COMESA region

COMESA Strategy

This is a five- year planning tool that the organization uses to marshal both financial and non-financial resources to deliver on the mandate of the organization in the implementation of regional integration programmes.

Key Issues in Integration

Key Issues in Regional Integration is published once a year and comprises of research papers on key thematic areas.

Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6 & Vol 7

COMESA in Brief

This publication provides a profile of COMESA as an organization, its history, mandate, objectives, activities, programmes and institutions.

COMESA Coffee Table Book

This is a pictorial publication done in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa in December 2019.

COMESA Rules of Origin

The COMESA Rules of Origin are protocols agreed upon by Member States that attribute a country of origin to a product in order to determine where it originates from or its ‘economic nationality’.


This Publication traces the origins of COMESA from the 1960s through the Preferential Trade Area (PTA) days to the present. It highlights the journey showcasing the role the forefathers played to bring the Member States together in the quest of economic emancipation.

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