COMESA Harmonised Standard for Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) was established in 1994 as a regional economic grouping consisting of 20 member states after signing the co-operation Treaty. Member States agreed to co-operate on matters of standardization and Quality assurance with the aim of facilitating the faster movement of goods and services within the region so as to enhance expansion of intra-COMESA trade and industrial expansion. Co-operation in standardisation is expected to result into having uniformly harmonised standards.

Harmonisation of standards within the region is expected to reduce Technical Barriers to Trade that are normally encountered when goods and services are exchanged between COMESA Member States due to differences in technical requirements. Harmonized COMESA Standards are also expected to result into benefits such as greater industrial productivity and competitiveness, increased agricultural production and food security, a more rational exploitation of natural resources among others. COMESA Standards are developed by the COMESA experts on standards representing the National Standards Bodies and other stakeholders within the region in accordance with international procedures and practices.

In order to promote public education of these COMESA standards,, equal justice for all, a better informed citizenry, the rule of law, world trade and world peace, these legal document is hereby made available on a noncommercial basis, as it is the right of all humans to know and speak the laws that govern them. These standards along with other international standard can be assessed through link

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