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لا يمكن ا لاضطعا بمسؤولية تحويل 19 دولة ضعوا إلى سوق واحدة لاإ من خلا الرؤية اسلاتراتيجية للكوميسا في الدول الأضعاء وخارجها. وفي هذا الصدد، تشكل استراتيجية وسياسة اصتلاال هذه مخططات للكوميسا ودولها الأضعاء علاتماد استراتيجيات فعالة للتواصل مع جميع أصحاب المصلحة داخليا وخارجيا. هذه الوثيقة أساسية أيضا للتدفق الداخلي للمعلومات في الأمانة العامة. فهي توفر مبادئ توجيهية لنشر المعلومات على نحو فعال على أصحاب المصلحة الخارجيين مما يدفع هذه المؤسسة إلى تحقيق هدفها في التكامل الإقليمي.


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Key Issues in Regional Integration

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

Vol 1 Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6  Vol 8  Vol 9

Policy Briefs on Key Issues in Regional Integration, Vol 9

This publication contains policy briefs from research papers presented at the 8th COMESA Annual Research Forum in September 2021

Policy Brief: Towards Addressing Economic and Public Finance Challenges to AfCFTA Implementation

This publication highlights some salient ideas of mitigating key economic and public finance challenges and threats to the implementation of the AfCFTA.

Export Potentials of Intra-COMESA Trade: Reaping the Benefits of COMESA Integration

The paper analyses the trade potential in COMESA, by indicating the products with the highest potential for export into the COMESA, the opportunities that exist to exploit the potential and factors hindering intra-regional trade in COMESA.

Annual Reports

These are comprehensive reports 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

Key Issues in Regional Integration Vol 8

Key Issues in Regional Integration is an annual publication of COMESA Secretariat. This volume consists largely of empirical and a few theoretical research papers under the overall theme “promoting intra-COMESA trade through innovation”.

ESREM: Policy Brief Regulatory Oversight

A Framework for Regulatory Oversight of the Regional Energy Market in Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and Indian Ocean Region.

Social Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The report presents insights into the COVID-19 impacts on key macroeconomic indicators, trade and trade related issues and aspects of social and organizational culture in COMESA Member States.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy & Action Plan

Energy is one of the key pillars of socio-economic development and economic growth. Every unit of unserved energy represents a social and economic cost to a nation.

COMESA Branding & Style Guide

These guidelines are designed to make it easier to produce high-impact communication. For our purposes, a brand is a coordinated effort that shapes a unified institutional or partnership presence through messaging, behaviours, offerings and visual identity.

Livestock Trade in COMESA

Assessment of Livestock Market and Mapping of Enterprises in Exporting and Importing Countries to Establish Basic Data on Import and Export of Live Animal (Beef Cattle and Small Ruminants) and Meat.

Guidelines for the Movement of Goods & Services Across COMESA Region

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

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.

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.

COMESA Social Media Policy

A guide towards use and applciation of social media tool for effective corporate communications

Market Research Report

Gaps in Covid-19 Related pharmaceutical goods & Services

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