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‘No African nation yet to meet AfCFTA requirements’
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) said no nation had met the requirements for the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), despite the political will to get the pact ratified in good time.
EAC beats AfCFTA tariff offer deadline
EAC’s tariff offer now brings the number of countries to 40 that are ready to join the AfCFTA on January 1, when trading under the agreement starts.
AfCFTA: African Customs officials to draft free trade continental guidelines
Customs officials from around Africa gave a nod to the adoption of continental guidelines to facilitate the free flow of cross-border trade.
Tensions simmer over EU-Africa trade relations
Trade relations are likely to be at the heart of the delayed EU-Africa ‘strategic partnership’, but only if long-standing tensions can be resolved.
China-Africa relations: Beijing says it will help pay for world’s largest free-trade zone
China will provide ‘cash assistance and capacity-building training’ for the African Continental Free-Trade Area, which spans 55 nations with a combined economy of US$3.4 trillion and 1.3 billion consumers, Chinese Foreign Minister says.
Nigeria ratifies membership of AfCFTA
The Nigerian government ratified the country’s membership of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement.
Africa free trade agreement must be rolled out by January after pandemic delay - Secretariat
The AfCFTA Secretariat is at advances stages of concluding phase one of the agreement which deals with the trading of goods and services, said the Secretary General.
Rules of Origin a key issue for continuing African free trade area talks
African Union Ministers of Trade held their twelfth meeting, undertaken virtually, which was focused on concluding essential elements that remain to be agreed in the AfCFTA talks.
AFCFTA: Rules of origin negotiations at concluding stages
Nigeria has negotiated and almost concluded the rules of origin to pave way for Nigeria’s ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
African countries urged to remove non-tariff barriers to realize AfCFTA
The African Union Commission called for addressing non-tariff barriers in order to realize the major aspirations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement.
Africa trade pact negotiators to fast-track e-commerce talks
The digital trade, e-commerce talks that were to have been part of phase 3 will now take place alongside phase 2 negotiations
Nigeria set to ratify AfCFTA agreement – Minister
Nigeria is currently in the process of ensuring the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, the minister of trade, Niyi Adebayo, said.
India can benefit from African Continental trade pact: MEA
Underscoring India’s commitment towards growth in relations with Africa, New Delhi said the country’s businesses could benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement that was gathering pace.
AfCFTA could boost Dubai-Africa trade by 10% over next 5 years
The AfCFTA will offer a huge opportunity for UAE investors who will be able to do business on a single set of trade and investment rules across the African continent.
World’s biggest free-trade pact targets first deal in 2021
The outstanding negotiations will be finalized through a new African virtual trade-diplomacy platform that is being developed as a public-private partnership between the African Union Commission and more than 20 African multinational companies.
AfCTA threatening intra ECOWAS trade
The impending commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA) will remove the advantage of intra-ECOWAS trade.
Proceed with caution over USA trade deal
Negotiations over a trade agreement between Kenya and the US have resumed. The deal could undermine African common markets and flood Kenya with cheap maize and chicken.
Pessimism surges, but many insist African free trade will take off
Initially planned to take place on 1 July 2020, the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been indefinitely postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
What Kenya is seeking in free trade deal talks with America
Kenya’s need to export value-added agricultural products dominated the first round of talks with America after its formal launch on Wednesday last week.
ECOWAS holds Regional Meeting on AfCFTA for ECOWAS Institutions and Specialised Agencies
The Economic Community of West African States held a virtual meeting on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for ECOWAS Institutions and Specialised Agencies on the 21st of July 2020.The AfCFTA seeks to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments, in order to engender the acceleration and establishment of a continental Customs Union.