Tag: COMESA

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09 Nov 20  News
National Critical shortage of building and construction materials in SA (Moneyweb) Critical shortages of building and construction materials, including cement, steel, bricks and ...
Continental and Regional Trade Regimes Need Proper Management to Succeed

Continental and Regional Trade Regimes Need Proper Management to Succeed

20 Oct 20  News
There is need for proper management of the interface between the continental and the regional free trade regimes to generate a range of win-win outcomes for various stakeholders in...
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28 Sep 20  News
National news the dtic and CDE to Host Webinar on SEZS as Drivers of Economic Growth and Industrialisation The role of the Special Economic Zones (SEZS) as drivers of economic gr...
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14 Sep 20  News
National news Namibia records N$3.5 billion deficit for July (New Era) In July 2020, Namibia recorded a trade deficit of N$3.5 billion, after the country’s exports stood at N$5...
COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app

COMESA launches Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme mobile app

14 Sep 20  News
The COMESA Regional Customs Transit Guarantee Scheme (RCTG Carnet) has launched a Mobile Application designed to provide access to real-time information to Clearing and Forwarding ...
Unconventional monetary policies necessary to address the impact of COVID-19

Unconventional monetary policies necessary to address the impact of COVID-19

09 Sep 20  News
Central Banks in the COMESA region has been implementing new policy instruments and made changes to their monetary policy frameworks in order to address low growth and increase in ...
COMESA-EAC-SADC develop Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System

COMESA-EAC-SADC develop Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System

24 Aug 20  News
A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System (CTMS) which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and ...
Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

24 Aug 20  News
Several Member States (MS) in the COMESA region are at a disadvantage with their trading partners because of the lack of reliable, accurate and comparable measurement equipment and...
Access to justice and curial authority in COMESA, the EAC and ECOWAS

Access to justice and curial authority in COMESA, the EAC and ECOWAS

20 Aug 20  Publications
Two recurring themes in discussions of the courts of justice of African regional economic communities (RECs) are that African states do not litigate against each other (except when...
COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted

COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted

05 Aug 20  News
Ministers responsible for agriculture, environment and natural resources have adopted the COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan to help the region deal with the impacts of Co...
COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan underway

COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan underway

29 Jul 20  News
The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets...
Kenya: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Kenya: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

23 Jul 20  Infographics
In 2019, 37% of Kenya’s world exports, and 13% of world imports were to and from the rest of Africa. Between 2018 and 2019, Kenya’s intra-Africa exports and imports increased b...
COMESA develops Covid-19 Online Portal to spur e-trade

COMESA develops Covid-19 Online Portal to spur e-trade

21 Jul 20  News
COMESA has developed an online portal to be used by Member States to exchange information on availability of essential products within the region. This is in response to a directiv...
Zambia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Zambia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

20 Jul 20  Infographics
For 2019, 23% of Zambia’s world exports were intra-Africa exports; mainly to DRC and South Africa. On the contrary, almost half of Zambia’s world imports were sourced from othe...
Seychelles: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Seychelles: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

20 Jul 20  Infographics
For 2019, 80% of Seychelles’ total intra-Africa trade was with South Africa and Mauritius. 53% of intra-Africa exports were to Mauritius, mainly frozen fish and pleasure boats. E...
Malawi: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Malawi: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

20 Jul 20  Infographics
For 2019, Malawi’s intra-Africa exports and imports amounted to US$331 million and US$801 million respectively, while intra-Africa exports increased by 4% between 2018 and 2019 i...
Mauritius: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Mauritius: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

20 Jul 20  Infographics
For 2019, 24% of Mauritius’ world exports are to other African countries while 13% of world imports are sourced intra-Africa. However, the main African trading partner is South A...
Burundi: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

Burundi: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

20 Jul 20  Infographics
27% of Burundi’s total trade for 2019 was intra-Africa trade, mainly with fellow EAC and COMESA members Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. All most all the main products Burundi exports...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

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17 Jul 20  News
The Seychelles cabinet this week approved the AfCFTA draft initial offer for Seychelles under the Protocol for Trade in Services African Medicines Agency update: Burkina Faso beca...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jul 20  News
Diarise: EAC experts meeting on outstanding issues under Phase 1 of the AFCFTA negotiations (22-24 July) The selection process for the next WTO Director General began today, and w...