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South Africa joins free trade area with EAC, COMESA, SADC countries
The move by South Africa to open its markets to the regional blocks creates a large market to the business community in a population of over 650 million

South Africa has joined the free trade area of three trade blocs, the East African community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the South Africa Development Community (SADC).

At a Tripartite meeting of the East African Community, COMESA and SADC Countries in Kampala, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde signed on behalf Uganda.

The move by South Africa to open its markets to the regional blocks creates a large market to the business community in a population of over 650 million