Tripartite Industrial Development Policies

This database of regional and national industrial policies aims to share key official documents from the Tripartite region with policy makers, private sector, researchers, and any interested party.

Tripartite Industrial Development Policies
Trade Negotiation Capacity Building: Training Modules

These Training Modules are published by TradeMark Southern Africa and complements the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite market integration Initiative. The modules are designed to contribute to the negotiating capacity of relevant stakeholders involved in free trade negotiations. The training modules cover the following topics: Rules of Origin, Anti-Dumping and Injury Margin Calculation Methods, Safeguards, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, Dispute Settlement Mechanisms for Trade Agreements, Drafting Trade Agreements and Tariff Liberalisation.

Trade Negotiation Capacity Building Training
Tripartite Corridors e-GIS and Maps

The Tripartite Geographical Information System (GIS) offers up to date information on regional road and rail corridors and projects. Printable maps can be downloaded.
Non-Tariff Barriers Mechanism

The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite mechanism for reporting, monitoring and resolving non-tariff barriers. Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) refer to restrictions that result from prohibitions, conditions, or specific market requirements that make importation or exportation of products difficult and/or costly.
Tripartite Rules of Origin Database

Learn about Rules of Origin and how they’re applied in the Tripartite. Explore the rules that apply to various products. Calculate whether your products qualify for non-tariff imports.

Tripartite Rules of Origin Database
COMESA Statistical Data Portal (COMSTAT)

COMESA has launched a new statistical data portal, COMSTAT, developed with financial assistance from TradeMark Southern Africa.

Trade Tools

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