• 2-Jan-2016
    COMESA tackles maize trade

    The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has launched a roadmap that will address differences in standards and regulations that hinder regional trade in maize.

  • 9-Aug-2015 CRI
    La Zambie et la RDC signent un accord d’exemption de douane

    La Zambie et la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine ont signé un accord commercial bilatéral qui permettra à chacun des deux pays d’importer les produits de l’autre sans droits de douane

  • 6-Aug-2015 ZNBC
    Zambia, DRC agree on free trade

    Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a bilateral trade agreement that will see enhanced trade between the two countries

  • 18-May-2015
    Mwanakatwe joins other African ministers for pre- Continental Free Trade Area launch in Ethiopia

    Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister , Margaret Mwanakatwe joined other African Union Ministers of Trade, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a high level meeting convened by the African Union to prepare for the launch of negotiations for the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

  • 11-May-2015
    COMESA, ZRA launch virtual trade facilitation system

    Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) have launched the COMESA virtual trade facilitation system (CVTFS) aimed at tracking the movement of cargo to curb illicit trade.

  • 26-May-2014
    Govt, COMESA act to boost AGOA exports

    The Zambian government in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has put in place a committee which will look at ways and means of increasing exports to the Africa Growth Opportunity Act market in the United States of America.

  • 12-May-2014 Zambia Daily Mail
    Zambia: State to determine EPA stance

    Zambia, as chair of the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) states negotiating with the EU, has commissioned an impact study of the EPA in ESA countries to be ready in July. Then, each ESA state will decide whether to sign or not.

  • 25-Apr-2014
    ‘COMESA should settle tariff issues on sugar’

    Zambia Sugar Plc has expressed concern at the non-application of tariffs on sugar imported outside the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) as it is displacing regional producers.

  • 16-Jul-2013
    Customs regime: Is it vital for Zambia?

    The history of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) began in December 1994, when it was formed to replace the Preferential Trade Area (PTA), which had existed from the earlier days of 1981.

  • 10-Apr-2013 Lexology
    Canada strengthens its ties with Africa by concluding negotiations of bilateral investment treaties

    On March 4, 2013, the Minister of International Trade of Canada announced the conclusion of the negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaties with Cameroon and Zambia — home of iron ore, copper and other mineral deposits.

  • 22-Jan-2013
    ‘Prickly’ issues must be resolved before signing EPAs

    Government will continue negotiating with an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) in an effort to resolve the contentious issues before signing the agreement.

  • 18-Dec-2011
    ESA bloc ready to negotiate with EU

    Government says the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) regional grouping is dedicated to negotiating with the European Union (EU)’s Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) that meet the expectations of member countries.

  • 26-Apr-2010
    CTPD urges govt to halt EPAs talks

    The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has said the government should halt further negotiations over the Economic Partnership (EPAs) with Europe.

  • 6-Apr-2010 The Post
    ‘Silver lining’ around EPAs

    “EPAs are a divide-and-rule tactic being advanced by Europe for selfish interests and Malawi will not sign until all concerns are addressed and I know all these manoeuvres since I was among the pioneers of regional integration,” says President Wa Mutharika.

  • 16-Oct-2009 Times of Zambia
    Zambia: Economic Partnership Agreements - for the rich or poor?

    The signing ceremony of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the East and Southern Africa Bloc to which Zambia belongs, raised some eyebrows, but also drew attention to something deeper when Zambia and other members refused to sign.

  • 31-Aug-2009 The Post
    Mutati refuses to sign EPA with EU

    Commerce minister Felix Mutati on Saturday refused to sign the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, saying Zambia will sign at a later date.

  • 11-Oct-2008 African Manager
    Accord intérimaire de libre-échange entre Bruxelles et Lusaka

    La Zambie signera prochainement avec l’Union européenne un accord intérimaire de libre-échange en attendant la conclusion d’un Accord de partenariat économique (APE) complet avec l’ensemble de pays d’Afrique australe.

  • 10-Oct-2008
    Zambia-EU: European Union to sign free trade agreement with Zambia after Ghana and La Côte d’Ivoire

    Zambia will soon sign with the European Union (EU) an interim free trade agreement. Zambia is the first country from the Southern Africa region to do so, while waiting to conclude a full Economic Partnership Agreement (APE) with all countries of Southern Africa.

  • 2-Oct-2008 Reuters
    EU adds Zambia to list of new trade deals

    The European Commission has struck a trade deal with Zambia that will give the southern African country full access to European Union markets, the EU executive said on Wednesday.

  • 4-Mar-2008
    ESA Region Keen to Conclude EPA Mission - Minister

    Commerce, Trade and Industry Minister, Felix Mutati, has reiterated Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries’ commitment to conclude a comprehensive, inclusive and development friendly Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU).

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