Mauritius signs the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement
10.10.2017-Port Louis/ Mauritius has become the 21st Member State to sign the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement. Hon. Minister S. Lutchmeenaraidoo has, on 9 October 2017, signed the Agreement in the presence of the Secretary General of the COMESA, Mr. S Ngwenya. The signing ceremony was held today during a National Workshop on the Tripartite Free Trade Area at Ébène.
The Tripartite Free Trade Agreement encompasses the 26 Members States of the three Regional Economic Communities, namely COMESA, SADC and EAC. This enlarged trading block will allow our exporters to obtain preferential market access on a bigger market. It is to be noted that the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement will only come into force after the conclusion of the outstanding technical work and the ratification by 14 of the 26 parties to the agreement.
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