Pascal Morin represents SCCI at tripartite meeting in Kenya


17-June-2013

“The Work Programme will be beneficial to the Seychelles business and industry community as this will bring us to a closer industrial relationship in the Tripartite Region and will benefit us in our quest for continually building up our economy through industrial exchange,” the SCCI chairperson Marco Francis said.

The workshop will be intense during the two days and will include topics such as the tripartite industrial development pillar/ road map; learning from the Tripartite Region, an experience of investing in the regional industrial sector; agro-processing value chains: experience, challenges and opportunities of investing in agro-processing in the east and central Africa; chemical and chemical industries: experience challenges and opportunities to invest in chemical industries in Tripartite Region; learning from the ASEAN regional industrial development experience by Mr Noordin Azhari, expert on ASEAN economic integration process; financing industrialisation; investing in skills and technology to foster industrialisation. This will include plenary discussions and perspectives for the way forward.

The Comesa-EAC-SADC Tripartite was established in 2005 with the main objective of strengthening and deepening economic integration of the southern and eastern Africa region. This is to be achieved through various initiatives aimed at harmonising policies and programmes of the three regional economic communities (RECs), namely the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the areas of trade, customs and infrastructure development, and implementing these in a coordinated manner, and wherever possible jointly.

In the area of trade facilitation, tripartite member states are cooperating to improve the flow of goods along transport corridors by lowering transit times and the cost of trading. Significant progress is already being achieved on the North-South corridor which has been implemented as a pilot since 2007. Moreover, member states are cooperating to remove obstacles of a regulatory nature faced by traders when doing business across borders.

The members of SCCI may come to the SCCI secretariat for more information.
The SCCI believes it is important that Seychelles participates and seize every opportunity to be a part of every consultative workshop in the Africa, Asia and Indian Ocean region. 

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