Technical Committee

CBC TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE- 2019-2020

  • 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.

COMMITTEETORSCHAIR OF COMMITTEEMEMBERS
Strategy, Resource Mobilization Membership CommitteeReview Implementation against work plan , funds utilization against funds to be expended
Review Membership and Partnership progress reports on fund support;
Review progress on resource mobilization efforts
Review annual performance of the strategic Implementation plan
MalawiKenya
Ethiopia
Egypt
Human Resources, Administration And Governance CommitteeReview and approve presented budgets to the Board for CBC financial year.
Adoption of reviewed documents
HR Performance and annual staff reviews; Review Performance Management Reports of CBC staff and secretariat against Key Performance Indicators;
Review Board Performance in Delivering Key Results for the Secretariat at a Strategic level;
EgyptRwanda
Sudan
Finance, Audit And Risk CommitteeReview Financial reports against operations of the Secretariat.
Recommend external auditors for appointment Audit of financial statements
Review Internal and external audit reports presented to the Board from COMESA and external auditors;
Adoption of reviewed documents for Chairman’s signature
SeychellesMalawi
Zimbabwe
TECHNICAL COMMITEES

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.
The Technical Committees should sit at least twice a year, back to back with their sectoral meetings.
TRADE & INDUSTRY, NTB & TRADE FACILITATION COMMITTEEFollow up on consultation and elimination processes of NTB complaints sent to line ministry or agency by business associations, chambers of commerce, and individual businesspeople.
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.
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;
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.

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

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.

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.

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
3 COMPANIES
3 MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATIONS
3 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
CBC SECRETARIAT
TRADE IN SERVICES COMMITTEEReview the development of functional service coalitions for the private sector at national and regional level ;
Increase the participation of the private sector services associations in the national and regional competiveness agenda for the Services industry in the COMESA region;
Review the calendar of negotiations and provide private sector positions drafted and tabled at Policy Organ Meetings;

Development of sectoral positions to include policy making processes at regional and national levels.

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

Increased service association membership in CBC;
1 BOARD DIRECTOR
3 COMPANIES
3 SERVICES ASSOCIATIONS
3 CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
CBC SECRETARIAT
AGRICULTURE sub- CommitteesReview and support the development of the work plan on areas of agriculture production, agroindustry and agro manufacturing competitiveness.

Ensure the development of harmonized positions on agriculture related issues; and their presentation before various policy organs meetings for adoption.
Facilitate the development of technical capacity building initiatives that look at the development of the sector include strategies for the growth of regional value chains.
Increase the coordination amongst sectoral industrial players to increase business and trade promotion in the region;
Assist in the formulation of the Agendas for sectoral meetings, Public Private Dialogues and workshops.
Increased membership in CBC
BOARD DIRECTOR
3 companies;
3 Associations
INDUSTRY sub- CommitteesReview and support the development of the work plan on areas of industrlisation and the growth of the manufacturing industries in COMESA.

Ensure the development of harmonized positions to feed into the various COMESA policy organs.
Support the policy making processes in the development of the COMESA Industrlisation policy.
Support the convening of the CBC Annual Trade Exhibition to be launched.
Increase coordination amongst industry players for business linkages, partnerships and trade.
Assist in the formulation of the Agendas for sectoral meetings, Public Private Dialogues and workshops.
Increased membership of the CBC.
BOARD DIRECTOR
3 companies;
3 Associations;
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