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Talking African trade competitiveness with Arancha Gonzalez

Published on April 15, 2015

ITC recently signed an MOU with COMESA aimed at greater cooperation with a view to boosting intra-Africa trade. What are the main contours of such cooperation, and how is it being implemented?

With the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), we have pledged to cooperate in a variety of areas, such as regional integration, trade facilitation, improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and enhancing the trade and investment climate, with emphasis on the agricultural and services sectors.

We are, in fact, already working with the COMESA Secretariat to identify specific areas of collaboration in line with the bloc’s strategic priorities for regional integration and private sector development. Read more. Source | International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development