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Comesa partner states upbeat about digital free trade area

Comesa partner states upbeat about digital free trade area

25 Apr 18  News
COMESA director of Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs Dr Francis Mangeni spoke to Julius Barigaba about Africa’s first blockchain technology for clearing imports COMESA is look...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 18  News
Next week, in Libreville, Gabon: Building Africa’s negotiating capacity for improved terms of engagement with the rest of the world (23-27 April) Africa’s Pulse: Boosting acce...
COMESA holds workshop to enhance regional integration programme

COMESA holds workshop to enhance regional integration programme

18 Apr 18  News
The final activity of a project that aims at contributing to COMESA’s overall goals of having sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in the region was held in Lus...
Monetary integration is achievable – COMESA Central Bank chiefs

Monetary integration is achievable – COMESA Central Bank chiefs

11 Apr 18  News
Governors of Central Banks and representatives from eleven COMESA countries have reiterated that achieving monetary integration is possible and it will be enabled if Member countri...
Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

29 Mar 18  News
International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says government is in the process of submitting documentation and the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement ...
Gridlock at Kasumbalesa: COMESA steps in

Gridlock at Kasumbalesa: COMESA steps in

28 Mar 18  News
In the past two weeks, cross border trade at the busy Kasumbalesa border crossing between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo has been slowly heading to a standstill. This ...
Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

08 Mar 18  Publications
This Trade Brief presents a discussion of the importance of Informal Cross-Border Trading (ICBT) for socio-economic development in the east and southern Africa region. Althoug...
Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

06 Mar 18  News
Cross-border trade has broad women’s economic empowerment, poverty alleviation and development ramifications in many developing countries. UNCTAD travelled to half a dozen front...
COMESA Gender experts’ meeting underway in Khartoum

COMESA Gender experts’ meeting underway in Khartoum

26 Feb 18  News
Over 40 gender experts from 15 COMESA Member States began their annual meeting in Sudan yesterday to review the gender policy implementation plan and other policy documents and rep...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 18  News
Featured interactive: NEPAD’s impact on the continent The CSAE Conference 2018 (18-20 March, Oxford) includes four trade panels: the preliminary papers have been posted Selecte...
COMESA to introduce seed labels and certificates to boost regional trade

COMESA to introduce seed labels and certificates to boost regional trade

22 Feb 18  News
COMESA is set to become the first Regional Economic Community in the world to introduce the use and distribution of seed labels and certificates as a way of improving access to qua...
What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?

What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?

15 Feb 18  Publications
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) announced in November 2017 that its Secretariat had ‘completed the design of the digital free trade area’, and that t...
Botswana signs the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

Botswana signs the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

31 Jan 18  News
Botswana has signed the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement which consists of 26 countries of the three Regional Economic Communities of Common Market for Eastern and South...
Mombasa set to get Dubai-like free port

Mombasa set to get Dubai-like free port

23 Jan 18  News
Mombasa is set to get a free trade zone (FTZ) for motor vehicles this year in a policy move that could create thousands of new jobs for traders and service providers. An FTZ, such...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jan 18  News
What to look forward to, policy-wise, at the January 2018 AU Summit – which started today: a series of tweets by AUC Deputy Chairperson @AU_KwesiQuartey Call for applications: C...
COMESA holds first Digital FTA workshop

COMESA holds first Digital FTA workshop

22 Jan 18  News
Sixteen COMESA Member States have participated in a two-day workshop on the Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA) in which they agreed that the concept is about empowering traders to do c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jan 18  News
Diarise: 4th EAC Heads of State Retreat on Infrastructure Financing and Development (21-22 February, Kampala) Regional integration and informal trade in Africa: evidence from Beni...
Africa on the runway to seamless airspace

Africa on the runway to seamless airspace

11 Jan 18  News
The dream of achieving low airfare in Africa may soon be realised should the African Union’s plans run full course. The bloc expects to launch its Single African Air Transport M...
Africa’s first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

Africa’s first digital free trade area for rollout in 2018

08 Jan 18  News
Businesses within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) could save up to $450 million in clearance documentation once the bloc adopts blockchain technology for...
Report on the PMAESA Conference – Livingstone, 22-23 November 2017

Report on the PMAESA Conference – Livingstone, 22-23 November 2017

15 Dec 17  Event
The Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) held its 2017 Annual Conference in Livingstone, Zambia from 22-23 November 2017. The conference, which was b...

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