Trade Agreements


A.  Bilateral Trade Agreements

1.   Turkey (TEPA) - ongoing Negotiation

2.   Egypt MoU - ongoing Negotiation

3.   Sudan MoU - ongoing Negotiation

B.  Free Trade Agreements/Regional Trade Agreements/Preferential Trade Agreements


2.   African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)

3.   IGAD Business Forum

4.   Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)

C.  Multilateral Trade Agreement

1.   WTO – accession Process



The history of COMESA began in December 1994 when it was formed to replace the former Preferential Trade Area (PTA) which had existed from the earlier days of 1981. COMESA (as defined by its Treaty) was established ‘as an organization of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people’ and as such it has a wide-ranging series of objectives which necessarily include in its priorities the promotion of peace and security in the region.

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Hon. Jabril Abdirashid Haji Abdi

Minister of Commerce and Industry

Federal Republic of Somalia



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Permanent Representative to COMESA

Ambassador Hawa Hassan Mohamed 

Abbassador and Premanent Representative to COMESA

Embassy of the Republic of Somalia

P.O Box 34051 





COMESA Focal Point

Mr. Ahmed Abdirahman Sheikh Nur

Charge d’Affaires, ai

Embassy of the Republic of Somalia

377A Kabulonga Road

Box 34051 



Tel: (+260) 211 262199

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