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.
|FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE||
2 Board Directors- Ethiopia and Eritrea
|RESOURCE MOBILISATION COMMITEE||
2 Board Directors- Zambia and Sudan
|AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE||
2 Board Directors- Mauritius and Malawi
|ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION||
||Kenya and Rwanda + CBC Secretariat|
|HUMAN RESOURCE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITEE|
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 MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATIONS – Egypt, Zambia
3 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE – Ethiopia, Mauritius, Eritrea
|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 SERVICES ASSOCIATIONS- Rwanda , Mauritius, Malawi, Sudan
|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 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE