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CBC TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE- 2015

  • Finance and Administration Committee (FAC)
  • Resource Mobilization Committee (RMC),
  • Auditing Committee(AC)
  • Trade and Industry Committee (TIC)
  • Coalition of Services Industries Committee(STC)
  • NTB and Trade Facilitation Committee (NTBFC)

Each Committee is to meet a maximum of twice a year before the AGM, to undertake the activities related.

COMMITEE TORS COMPOSITION
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE
  • Review Financial reports against operations of the Secretariat.
  • Review and approve presented budgets to the Board for CBC financial year.
  • Human resource and development portfolio 
  • Organ Coordination 

2 Board Directors- Ethiopia and Eritrea

CBC SECRETARIAT

 RESOURCE MOBILISATION COMMITEE
  • Review Membership and Partnership progress reports on fund support;
  • Review proposed strategic action plan on membership recruitment and development;
  • Adoption of reviewed documents

2 Board Directors- Zambia and Sudan

CBC SECRETARIAT

 AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE
  • Total performance management- Total Quality Management Review; development of a Risk Variance schedule based on targets vs. actuals.
  • Audit of financial statements • Review Performance Management Reports of CBC staff and secretariat against Balance Scorecard or Key Performance Indicators;
  • Review Board Performance in Delivering Key Results for the Secretariat at a Strategic level;
  • Recommend external auditors for appointment;
  • Review Internal and external audit reports presented to the Board from COMESA and external auditors;
  • Adoption of reviewed documents for Chairman’s signature
  • Governance and Organ Coordination
  • Providing missing documents on the Rules and regulation manuals of the Technical commitees 

2 Board Directors- Mauritius and Malawi

CBC SECRETARIAT 

ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION
  • Monitoring of execution of Board resolutions and establishment of strategies to ensure good implementation
Kenya and Rwanda + CBC Secretariat
HUMAN RESOURCE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITEE    
 

TECHNICAL COMMITEES

 Objectives

 

Objectives; CBC members have the opportunity to be actively involved in working groups looking at key issues affecting the private sector and making high-level recommendations through to governments and policy makers. 

 
TRADE& INDUSTRY, NTB& TRADE FACILITATION COMMITTEE

a) Follow up on consultation and elimination processes of NTB complaints sent to line ministry or agency by business associations, chambers of commerce, and individual businesspeople.

b) Follow up on consultation and alignment, ratification and implementation of COMESA protocols sent to line ministry or agency by business associations, chambers of commerce, and individual businesspeople.

c) Form relevant sub-committees to support the monitoring of key facilitation measures applied at the national level such as – elimination of visa requirements, consultation on applicability of the COMESA Business Visa;

d) Initiate bilateral discussions with counterpart NMCs in the other partner states regarding NTB cases and trade facilitation projects that may be of a cross-border nature, and initiate an elimination and or joint implementation process.

e) Where necessary, equivalent agencies responsible for enforcement of trade regulations will be brought together to negotiate a harmonization processes.

f) Monitor on national actions taken by line ministry or agency or association responsible for acting on addressing an NTB; or a policy implementation process; or implementation requirements for a business/trade facilitation tool.

g) Disseminate information on actions taken by the NMCs through the COMESA Secretariat and CBC to the Ministries, Government Agencies and business associations/ chambers of commerce at a regional level. This information should also be circulated to the Associate memberships.

h) Hold an annual regional Monitoring Committee Meeting where members can review progresses made at the national level, and prepare a harmonized report that is presented to the COMESA Trade and Customs Committee for deliberation on regional recommendations made. 

1 BOARD DIRECTOR – Kenya and Rwanda(as core of the Advocacy and Communication)

3 COMPANIES

3 MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATIONS – Egypt, Zambia

3 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE – Ethiopia, Mauritius, Eritrea

CBC SECRETARIAT

TRADE IN SERVICES COMMITEE

a) Review the development of functional service coalitions for the private sector at national and regional level ;

b) Increase the participation of the private sector services associations in the national and regional competiveness agenda for the Services industry in the COMESA region;

c) Review the calendar of negotiations and provide private sector positions drafted and tabled at Policy Organ Meetings;

d) Increase the coordination amongst sectoral industrial players to increase business and trade promotion in the region;

e) Increased service association membership in CBC;

1 BOARD DIRECTOR- Ethiopia

3 COMPANIES

3 SERVICES ASSOCIATIONS- Rwanda , Mauritius, Malawi, Sudan

CBC SECRETARIAT

TRIPARTITE FTA COMMITEE

Review the progress made by the Business Councils on;

a) Consultative exercise on memberships of the three Business Councils, on constraints to business in four key areas that will be negotiated upon at the Tripartite Level; namely, NTBs, Industrialization, Movement of Business Persons.

b) Harmonized positions agreed upon through the Regional and Tripartite Working Group Consultations;- Regional technical workshops to review the studies and adopt Private Sector Positions before consultations at Tripartite level;

c) Effective lobbying carried out at the Regional and National level for advocacy purposes; d) Support the Participation of the Private Sector in Tripartite Negotiation Committees to effectively articulate positions.

BOARD DIRECTOR- Mauritius

3 COMPANIES

3 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

CBC SECRETARIAT

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