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BizClim Success Story: COMESA trade and Investing Conference

The COMESA Trade and Investment Conference was organized by BizClim and COMESA Regional Investment Agency (COMESA RIA), with the support of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture Belgium-Luxembourg-Africa-Caribbean-Pacific at Hotel La Plaza, Brussels, Belgium, on the 18th  and the 19th of December 2008 in Belgium, Brussels. A total of 154 delegates attended the two day event, including a large COMESA delegation led by Hon. Felix Mutati, Member of Parliament and Former Minister of Trade and Industry of Zambia. The objectives of the conference were to foster stronger linkages between the EU and COMESA stakeholders as well as to show case opportunities that COMESA has for European investors especially in the sectors of agriculture, energy, infrastructure, ICT, tourism and mining.

 

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The second life of the ACP Business Climate Facility has been given an extension!

Nominated by Africa Investor with the prize of “Best Investment Climate Initiative of the Year”, BizClim II was set to leave the forefront of the scene at the end of January 2013 after 2 years and half of activities and 48 specific projects implemented in around 50 ACP countries, covering in a balanced way the whole region. Soon after, the final evaluation of the programme concluded that BizClim was able to develop high standing and credibility as a flagship programme both for the EU and the ACP.  It established a reputation for promoting regional integration through practical, future oriented private sector development roadmaps and through actively disseminating knowledge to ACP countries.”

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A BizClim success story: the ECOWAS Common Investment Market

Against the background of a meager share in total world investment flows of about 0.47% in 2007 and a population of about 300 million people, the ECOWAS Commission enlisted support from BizClim for the preparation of an Investment Policy Framework (IPF) to facilitate the creation of a healthy business environment and to attract investors into the West Africa region. The harmonization of regional investment policies into a singular code would remove obstacles to doing business and provide efficient and effective regulatory framework to promote healthy competition and growth of the regional private sector.

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