COMESA: Resources

COMESA Business Council (CBC)

The COMESA Business Council (CBC) was established to help promote private sector growth, integrate businesses across borders, and develop the economies of COMESA member countries. The CBC is composed of business owners and economic professionals who meet on a regular basis to discuss ideas on how to improve the business climate of COMESA countries. Its site contains information about the council and its activities, policy and advocacy, and the services made available to both members and other businesses.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

COMESA Competition Commision

The COMESA Competition Commission is responsible for promoting fair competition and correcting uncompetitive practices in the region. The commission's duties include regularly reviewing regional competition policy to advise and improve the effectiveness of the regulations, assisting member states in promoting national competition laws and institutions, and supporting member states in promoting and protecting consumer welfare. The site provides an overview of the commission's activities, responsibilities, and COMESA-related legislation.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) was established as an "organization of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to cooperate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people". The COMESA website provides a variety of information about the trade bloc itself, economic profiles for each member country, recent news, and a media center with numerous downloadable publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP)

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) was launched by COMESA to restore agricultural growth, food security, and rural development within Western-Africa. The CAADP site provides a description of the program and its goals, agreements for specific countries, and recent news related to agricultural development. Past news articles are kept in an archive.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

COMSTAT Data Portal

The COMSTAT Data Portal offers a brief overview of COMESA and includes a variety of statistical tools which provide insight on demographic, economic, and financial topics directly related to the trade bloc. A "data analysis" section provides interactive data tables which allow users to search for various trade statistics. Additionally, a "dashboards" section provided by the site contains graphs pertaining to merchandise trade, infrastructure, revenue and expenditure, and other related fields.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: October 24, 2016

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