Tag: common market for eastern and southern africa

How to boost trade in the COMESA region

Despite preferences offered under the Free trade area that is the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), intra-Comesa trade is at a meagre 8 per cent of total trade. The Covid-19 pandemic has worsened the situation, with border closures causing disruptions to regional supply chains and thus slowing down trade. What can be done to improve intra-Comesa trade and attract more investments into the region? Chris Onyango, Director of Trade and Customs at COMESA joins CNBC Africa for more.

How COVID-19 is impacting trade across the COMESA region

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen countries across the Common Market for Eastern Africa implemented new trade regulations, restricting the movement of some goods and services to curb the spread of the virus. Sandra Uwera, CEO, COMESA Business Council joins CNBC Africa to discuss how best this can be done to minimize losses.

COMESA CEO Sandra Uwera on the impact of the AfCFTA

At the ongoing Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) International Trade Fair happening in Kenya,it has been indicated that there is need to come up with innovative and practical strategies to promote industrialization and enhance trade in our region. Sandra Uwera, CEO of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Business Council joined CNBC Africa for more.