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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Magnus Killander

Subject(s):
Regional co-operation — Goods — Regional trade — Tariffs — Technical barriers to trade

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In October 1965 ministers of the independent States of Eastern and Southern Africa met in Lusaka, Zambia, under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (‘ECA’) of the United Nations . An interim council of ministers was established to negotiate a treaty for the establishment of an economic community of Eastern and Southern African States ( Economic Integration, Comparative Analysis ; Economic Organizations and Groups, International ; Economic Community of West African States [ECOWAS] ). The project was however put on hold as attention focused on the...
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