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Comesa countries seek harmonised standards to strengthen maize trade

Published on January 04, 2016

Restrictions faced by traders moving their maize across eastern and southern African markets will reduce after six countries agreed to recognise one another’s quality certificates.

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Mutual Recognition Framework (C-MRF) signed recently in Kampala, Uganda, seeks to eliminate multiple testing by both the exporting and importing countries. The six comprise Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, where the framework will be piloted. Rwanda mainly imports its maize from Uganda, and Tanzania. Read more. Source | New Times