Parliamentary report on the COMESA (Implementation) BIll, 2016

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Treaty (Implementation) Bill, 2016 was read for the first time at the 19th Sitting of the 1st Meeting of the 1st Session of the 10th Parliament held on Wednesday 24th August, 2016. The Bill was referred to the Committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry for consideration.

The objective of the Bill is to:

  • give the force of law in Uganda to the Treaty Establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) adopted in Kampala on the 5th day of October, 1993 and ratified by Uganda in October 1994;
  • provide for financial provisions consequential upon Uganda’s membership of the. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa;
  • make provisions for giving the force of law to subsequent amendments to the Treaty and regulations made under the Treaty; and
  • enable full effect to be given in Uganda to the Treaty by modification, where necessary, of the existing laws.

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