East Africa: Comesa's Online Market Will Reduce Cross-Border Trade Barriers - Officials

26 January 2018

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Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has stepped up efforts to promote cross-border trade by embracing e-commerce to be able to "minimise physical barriers". to trade across the region. Dr Francis Mangeni, the COMESA director of trade and customs, said that trade facilitation is a key priority for Africa, and a "digital free trade area (FTA) is a practical way of increasing intra-regional trade and creating wealth".

Mangeni added that the online FTA will be rolled out soon enabling member states to trade commodities, goods and services without need to travel. Read the full article on The New Times here.