PUBLISHED ON February 17th, 2015

Malawi to host COMESA-EAC-SADC trade meeting

Malawi is expected to host a four-day meeting of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa-East African Community-Southern Africa Development Community (COMESA-EAC-SADC) Tripartite Trade Negotiations Forum (TTNF) from February 21-24.Ministry of Industry and Trade spokesperson Wiskes Nkombezi said Monday that the meeting would, among other things, finalise work on tariff offers, the rules of origin regime, provisions in the annex, main agreement on trade remedies and dispute settlement and movement of business persons.

“This meeting will be preceded by the fifth meeting of the Tripartite Technical Working Group on trade remedies and dispute settlement as well as the ninth meeting of the Tripartite Technical Working Group on rules of origin,” he said.

He added that the two meetings would be held concurrently from 16-19 February.

Nkombezi said 25 member states are expected to attend the meeting such as Botswana, Burundi, Angola, Comoros, Eritrea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Egypt, Lesotho, Kenya, Libya, Namibia, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Swaziland, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the host Malawi.

Source: Star Africa

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