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Govt, COMESA act to boost AGOA exports

26-May-2014 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 Afrik.com
    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).

  • 27-Jun-2007
    Comesa intensifying talks with EC on EPA rules of origin

    With six months remaining for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says it has intensified discussions with the European Commission (EC) on the rules of origin.

  • 14-Jun-2007
    Free trade for Comesa members in offing

    President Mwanawasa alongside other Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) heads of State endorsed Zambia’s commitment to the launch of the COMESA Customs Union (CU) by December 8 next year during the recently-held COMESA summit in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • 4-Jun-2007
    Zambia to Host SADC Meeting

    The Government has announced that Zambia will this year host the 27th Southern African Development Community (SADC) ordinary summit of Heads of State at which President Mwanawasa will assume the chair of the grouping.

  • 23-Mar-2007
    Namibia: Zambia and Namibia eye more trade

    Namibia and Zambia have signed two agreements — one on political consultation between their foreign affairs ministries and another on the establishment of a dry port facility at Walvis Bay.

  • 6-Dec-2005
    COMESA members told to keep eye on globalisation

    ZANIS-Vice President Lupando Mwape has advised the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to take into account the global, regional and local developments in all its endeavours.

  • 3-Jul-2005 AllAfrica.com
    Zambia to lose $15m if it maintains pact with EU

    Zambia stands to lose about US$15 million if it maintains its economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU), Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Dipak Patel has said.