Tripartite FTA Progress Under Review as COMESA, EAC, SADC Sectoral Ministers Meet

April 6, 2023 AELEX Admin 0 Comments

Ministers in charge of trade, customs, finance, economic matters and home/internal affairs from the three regional economic communities (RECs) met virtually today to review progress on the implementation of various activities under the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement (TFTA).

This was the 9th meeting of the ministers who constitute the Tripartite Sectoral Ministerial Committee (TSMC) of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

Key issues on their agenda were to consider progress reports of the Tripartite Committee of Senior Officials covering the three key pillars of the TFTA namely; market integration, industrial development and infrastructural development.

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