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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Magnus Killander

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 January 2020

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.

1In 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 East...
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