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Over 40 officials from 15 COMESA Member States participated in a 3 day Pathfinder Forum for COMESA DTAs training workshop held in Lusaka February 7th 8th 9th 2012.

The over 40 participants represented Revenue Authorities, Tax Authorities and departments, and Investment Promotion agencies of their respective COMESA Member States.

Global OECD, UN, and Tripartite partners best practices and optimum purpose and roles for DTA treaties and models were presented and discussed in highly participative open forum with Member States putting forward individual positions , intentions and current status on DTA negotiations.

The best practice based first draft COMESA DTA model was discussed and considered fully by participants and agreed upon in principle with detailed MS comment noted to be taken forward for formal adoption.

COMESA Member States capacity and preparedness in DTA negotiation together with identified target COMESA country partners for current and future negotiation of DTAs was established together with positive interest from possible donors to support the interventions.

Next steps flowing from the Pathfinder Forum will be a roadmap framework to immediately assist Member States in their identified target negotiations of DTAs with COMESA partner states with the assistance of donors, and formal programming to fast-track approve and agree the final structure to the consulted COMESA DTA model with fast and efficient adoption as a formal COMESA instrument.


PS: The expert assigned to the management of this project is Mr. M'Hamed CHERIF


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