Communique | 32nd SADC Summit
1. The 32nd Session of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Maputo, Republic of Mozambique on 17th and 18th August 2012.
Summit Documents | Second COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Summit
Negotiations for the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (FTA) were formally launched on 12th June 2011, at the 2nd COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Summit with a preparatory period of between 6 to 12 months.
The Tripartite Free Trade Area aims to reduce and eventually eliminate tariffs imposed on goods originating in the region and traded in the region. The Tripartite FTA will be an integrated market of 26 member states with a combined population of nearly 600 million people and a total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) approximately US$1.0 trillion.
Trade Facilitation in Africa | Pilot Case Study on COMESA
This study outlines the efforts undertaken to facilitate trade through the elimination Non Tariff Barriers and reducing the cost of doing business in Eastern and Southern Africa / COMESA. The study also reviews the legislatives measures put in place in cited COMESA member states for purposes of encouraging investments, fostering good governance and providing for stable and predictable financial and monetary policies.
TMSA Case Story Series | Negotiating the Tripartite Free Trade Area
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community (COMESA-EAC-SADC) Tripartite brings together 26 southern and eastern African countries, which are members of these three Regional Economic Communities (RECs). These countries have committed themselves to implement various programmes aimed at deepening integration of their economies in a joint effort to improve the
TMSA Case Story Series | Tripartite Trade and Transport Facilitation
The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite has recently launched the Comprehensive Trade and Transport Facilitation Programme (CTTFP) which is a series of initiatives from different RECs that have been brought together into one large integrated trade facilitation programme to be rolled out as a pilot on the North South Corridor, starting in early 2011.
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