TMSA is supporting the development of economic statistics and trade date covering the whole COMESA-EAC-SADC region of Africa. A database is being developed that will improve the availability and dissemination of accurate trade data and will improve the region’s capacity to undertake trade and economic research and analyses - enhancing the quality of policy formulation and decisions. The trade database will be an indispensable source of information required to prepare for and support negotiations for the Tripartite Free Trade Area (FTA).
TMSA is also supporting the Tripartite in the development of a common work programme on Trade in Services. The Tripartite work programme will contribute to the expansion and integration of domestic, regional and international markets. This, in turn, will contribute to general economic growth and development through enhancing productivity and competitiveness by increasing availability, affordability and quality of services.