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Treaty Establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

Date of TextAdopted on November 5, 1993 at Kampala
Entry into force on December 8, 1994
Host Institution:Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
MembersContracting Parties/Signatories
Subject MatterEnforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, Industrial Property, Patents (Inventions), Traditional Knowledge (TK)
Notes

IP provisions: Articles 52, 54, 55, 76, 85, 100, 104 (d), 128 (e) & (b) and 159 (2)

Available Texts
Treaty Text
English

Treaty establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (Authentic text) Treaty establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (Authentic text), Complete document (pdf) [433 KB]

French

Traité Instituant le Marché Commun de l'Afrique de l'Est et l'Afrique Australe (COMESA) (Texte authentique) Traité Instituant le Marché Commun de l'Afrique de l'Est et l'Afrique Australe (COMESA) (Texte authentique), Complete document (pdf) [2263 KB]

Portuguese

Tratado que institui o Mercado Comum da África Oriental e Austral (COMESA) (Texto autêntico) Tratado que institui o Mercado Comum da África Oriental e Austral (COMESA) (Texto autêntico), Complete document (pdf) [3491 KB]

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