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COMESA 8th Non-Tariff Barrier Focal Points Meeting 8th to 10th July 2020

Start Time: July 08, 2020 12:00 | End Time: July 10, 2020 12:00
Location: Newton Tower - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
The COMESA Secretariat will be hosting the 8th COMESA Non-Tariff Barrier (NTB) Focal Points Meeting through video-conference from 8 – 10 July 2020. 

 

The aim of the meeting is to:

a.     Review the existing COMESA Regulation on Non-Tariff Barriers

b.     Discuss the 2nd draft Working Procedures on the implementation of the COMESA Non-Tariff Barriers Regulation

c.      Discuss all outstanding intra-COMESA Non-Tariff Barriers

 

Officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade and representatives of relevant local authorities and private sector associations will participate in the meeting.

 

The meeting is particularly important as the region is known to have a high number of NTBs that can deter exporters who are trying to export to COMESA Member States.  Moreover, in light of the current economic disturbances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, several Mauritian manufacturers have expressed their interest to explore regional markets.

 

At present, there is one outstanding NTB that Mauritius had reported against Egypt with regards to the cumbersome administrative requirements imposed by the latter.  The meeting will provide a platform for Mauritius to engage with the Egyptian side on the matter.

 

 

 

MFARIIT

08 July 2020


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