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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...
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...
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...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

26 May 20  News
The AfCFTA Secretariat, through the AUC, invites qualified and competent applicants who are citizens of AU Member States to submit applications for the positions of: Director ...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

15 May 20  News
Updates on the closure of the Nakonde border post, COVID-19 testing for truck drivers Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure. ”Trucks from both ...
COMESA ministers approve harmonized regional trade facilitation guidelines

COMESA ministers approve harmonized regional trade facilitation guidelines

15 May 20  News
COMESA will develop an online platform for exchanging information on availability of essential products within the COMESA Member States as part of the response measures to the COVI...
COMESA States want a socioeconomic study on the impact on COVID-19

COMESA States want a socioeconomic study on the impact on COVID-19

12 May 20  News
COMESA Member States have asked the Secretariat to conduct a socioeconomic study on the effects of the Coronavirus to inform ongoing COVID-19 containment measures and recovery stra...

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