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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...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

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...
82% of NTBs in COMESA are operational and easy to monitor: but behind-the-border type of NTBs are more complex

82% of NTBs in COMESA are operational and easy to monitor: but behind-the-border type of NTBs are more complex

15 Jul 20  News
At least 82% of the reported Non-Tariff Barriers in the COMESA region are those imposed on imports and exports of goods and services and are largely operational by design. Accordin...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jul 20  News
Joint Statement on the Commemoration of African Integration Day (African Union) Joint Statement of the Chairperson of the Assembly of the African Union, The African Continent...
Adopting ICT is critical in post Covid-19 trade facilitation programmes in COMESA region

Adopting ICT is critical in post Covid-19 trade facilitation programmes in COMESA region

08 Jul 20  News
It’s close to two months since COMESA developed and issued Guidelines for Movement of Goods and Services across the Region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this period, there...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jun 20  News
The 2nd G20 Trade and Investment Working Group meeting concludes today South Africa’s May merchandise trade data will be posted tomorrow Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Sahar...
Use of Electronic Certificates of Origin now and beyond COVID-19 in intra-African Trade

Use of Electronic Certificates of Origin now and beyond COVID-19 in intra-African Trade

29 Jun 20  Blog
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, it continues to restrain free movement of people, goods and services across African borders to unprecedented levels. Countries find themselves co...
COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

COMESA: Trade in services the biggest contributor to regional GDP: why states should cushion the sector from COVID-19 impacts

29 Jun 20  News
The services sector accounts for more than half of COMESA’s GDP and over a third of employment, outpacing manufacturing and agriculture sectors in terms of growth generation, inc...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

19 Jun 20  News
A special feature on the Kenya-USA FTA: The United States-Kenya Free Trade Area (FTA): insights into the bilateral trade relationship and early progress on setting terms for a...
15 Member states ready to pilot the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin

15 Member states ready to pilot the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin

19 Jun 20  News
Fifteen COMESA Member States are ready to  start piloting the COMESA Electronic Certificate of Origin (eCO) System. The eCO is one of the latest tools developed under the COME...
COMESA: Regional states show remarkable resilience to Covid-19, defying earlier predictions

COMESA: Regional states show remarkable resilience to Covid-19, defying earlier predictions

12 Jun 20  News
At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was predicted that most of the health systems in Africa and the COMESA region would be overwhelmed by the unprecedented spread of the viru...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

02 Jun 20  News
COVID-19 and trade in SSA: impacts and policy response (World Bank) Measures taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 have led to a sharp contraction of the global economy and an e...

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