Report | Third Meeting of REC Customs Experts

The third meeting of REC Customs Experts took place on the 28th and 30th September, 2011 at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.

The meeting was chaired by Mr Peter Malinga, Senior Customs Expert at the COMESA Secretariat. The meeting was attended by Customs Experts from COMESA, EAC and SADC Secretariats. TradeMark Southern Africa also participated at the meeting.

September 2011


Early Closure of TMSA Programme: The Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has decided to terminate its financial contribution to TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA), as announced on 4 December 2013. As DFID is the sole financier of the TMSA programme of support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, TMSA will officially be closed from 17 March 2014 instead of 31 October 2014. For more information about the TMSA closure, and for a summary of some of the more notable successes of the Tripartite achieved with TMSA support, please click here