Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa

Definitions

Economics

  • A trade agreement involving 21 nations of Eastern and Southern Africa. It went into effect in 1994, replacing a Preferential Trade Area that had begun in 1982, with the aim of forming a free trade area by 2000 and achieving other trade liberalization and transport facilitation over a period of 16 years.
  • acronymCOMESA
  • Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa
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