USTR - Press Releasehttp://www.ustr.gov/node/64/205,423/10en-usAmbassador Kirk Lauds the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa for Advancing Regional Economic Integration, Strengthening Trade RelationshipWashington, D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk today hosted trade talks with a delegation from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) – the largest regional economic organization in Africa and a key United States trading partner. The talks were held under the U.S.-COMESA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), which provides a high-level forum for advancing a cooperative partnership on bilateral trade and investment issues.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2011/september/ambassador-kirk-lauds-common-market-eastern-and-02011-09-22T04:00:00USTR Leads Trade and Investment Talks with Largest African Regional Economic CommunityLusaka, Zambia - U.S. trade and development officials held in-depth discussions today with officials from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to review progress on their work together under the U.S.-COMESA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). This was the sixth high-level meeting under the TIFA, which provides a forum for advancing cooperation on trade and investment issues between the United States and COMESA.http://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/press-releases/2009/november/ustr-leads-trade-and-investment-talks-largest-afr2009-11-02T05:00:00