Egypt has joined to COMESA since May 1998 in order to promote its economic relations with the rest of member states, especially the trade relations, so the aim of the paper is to assess COMESA regional integration efforts and to identify the most effective and important variables that determine trade intensity of Egypt with COMESA countries. To achieve the aim of the paper, estimation of Trade Intensity Index (TII) of Egypt with COMESA was adopted, and econometric methodology (gravity model) was used to estimate the variables that have the major effect on Egypt’s trade with COMESA.
The paper concludes that there are opportunities to increase Egypt’s Trade with COMESA, after applying gravity model paper concludes that Gross Domestic Product and existence of sharing borders are the most effective variables that determine Egypt trade with COMESA, paper also defined the major obstacles of regional integration in COMESA and presented some policy implication.
By the end of 2015, 26 African States belonging to the regional economic communities (RECs) of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) had concluded more than 15% of the total number of BITs. 1
Established in 1994, COMESA replaced the Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA). The current 19 member countries are Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan
INTRODUCTION The Common Market of Eastern and Southern African states (COMESA) is the largest regional economic community in Africa. It was established in 1993 and formally replaced the Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA) in 1994. COMESA's Predecessor, the PTA, made
around marching on the road to sub-regional economic co-operation and integration. This article takes a look at the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), one of the African sub-regional economic co-operation and integration organisations. It sketches out COMESA's historical back- ground
supply capacities is key to ensuring that commitments at SADC, SACU, EAC and COMESA level result in increased economic growth and poverty reduction. The "fundamental shift in South Africa's domestic, regional and international posture after apartheid" is, as the African Development Bank (1993, Vol. p.7
Article in Mike Campbell Pvt Ltd and 78 Others v Republic of Zimbabwe (2/2007) (2008) SADCT 2 (28 November 2008) 41. 52 The T-FTA was formed in terms of the Agreement Establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area Among the COMESA, EAC and SADC ( T-FTA Agreement), (adopted 10 June 2015, has not
Secretary General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa; professional career: over 30 years of experience in industry and regional and multilateral levels, including public and private sectors and quasi government institutions; Assist. Sec. Gen., COMESA, 1998-2008, Secretary General, 2008