comesa20logo.jpgGovernment is considering a regional integration policy that will assist local companies in venturing into the regional markets.

As the country’s industry gears for benefits arising from the COMESA Customs Union, government is working on a system that will solve challenges affecting local firms in terms of regional exports.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Regional Integration and International Co-operation Mr. Tedious Chifamba said, consultations for the policy have been finalised in a move that will unlock regional investment opportunities and exports.

Mr. Chifamba said it is in the interest of stakeholders that the country’s industry regains its market share in the regional markets.

Trade experts say Zimbabwe’s industry stands to benefit from increased regional exports mainly in the COMESA trading bloc whose annual trade revenue inflows amount to US$ 1 billion.