From today, 8 July 2022 till tomorrow, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold the 33rd Committee of Ministers of Trade and 22nd Ministerial Task Force for Regional Economic Integration at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe, Republic of Malawi.
The purpose of the meeting for the 33rd Committee of Ministers of Trade is to consider progress report on the implementation of the Protocol on Trade and its annexes. The key issues to be discussed include: Rules of origin, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS), Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), ratification of the Free Trade Area and implementation of Trade in Services Protocol.
On the other hand, the 22nd Ministerial Task Force for Regional Economic Integration will consider progress report on implementing the Industrialisation Strategy and Road Map 2015-2063. The key issues include a progress report on the ratification of the Protocol on the Industry, Private Sector engagement, Value Chains, Macro Convergence, Infrastructure Development, AfCFTA and rules of origin.
The Meeting of 33rd Committee of Ministers of Trade and 22nd Ministerial Task Force for Regional Economic Integration will be preceded by the Meetings of SADC Senior Officials for trade and regional integration on the 4 to 7 July 2022.