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  • Plans Underway to Acquire new Headquarters for COMESA

    Lusaka, Friday, March 27, 2020: The Yellow Card Scheme (YCS) has committed US$ 3.6 million towards the acquisition of the proposed new headquarters of COMESA. This is part of the US$33 million that the PTA-Reinsurance Company (Zep-Re) is selling its new state-of-the-art Business Park building in Lusaka suburb. Both the Yellow Card and ZEP-Re are

    March 28, 2020
  • COVID 19: COMESA Secretariat Retreats Off-Site

    Lusaka, Friday, March 27, 2020: COMESA Secretariat staff in Lusaka, Zambia, will begin working from home from Monday, 30 March 2020 for one month. This is part of the social distancing measures to prevent infections and transmission of the Corona Virus. To ensure the Secretariat continues to render services, staff have been trained on the

    March 28, 2020
  • 97 Recover from COVID 19 in COMESA Region

    Lusaka, Thursday, March 26, 2020: Between Monday 23 to Thursday 26, March 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases in the COMESA region has gone up by 239 representing a 36.71 percent increase.  This bring to 890 the total number of cases with 97 recoveries and 33 deaths. COVID 19 in COMESA Report 2

    March 26, 2020
  • Statement: Region Should Prepare for COVID 19 Effects

    Lusaka, Monday, March 23, 2020: As the spread of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID 19) accelerates across the world, our region must be prepared to grapple with the devastating secondary health, social and economic ramifications of the disease. COMESA SG Statement – COVID 19\ COMESA Report COMESA – Bracing for Effects of COVID 19

    March 23, 2020

thematic areas


By 2018, 98% of NTBs reported since 2008 had been resolved. These covered: liberalisation of import licensing, removal of foreign exchange restrictions,  import and export quotas, easing of customs formalities, creation of one-stop border posts etc

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COMESA established a Free Trade Area in 2000, setting the stage for the reduction of tariffs amongst Member States. Hence, intra-COMESA trade has grown at an average of 7% with higher inceases reflected between intra-Free trade Area States.

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COMESA CVTFS is an online system that integrates other COMESA trade facilitation instruments in one platform. It also helps to monitor consignments along different transport corridors across the region.

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