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Taiwan electronics sector looking for business opportunities in Nigeria
Taiwan hopes to update 1994 investment agreement.
The AfCFTA Investment Protocol: preparations for the negotiations and expectations
The preparations for the negotiations of the Investment Protocol under the AfCFTA agreement (The Agreement) are already underway though still in the early stages.
When free trade is not free
If the states of the world take seriously their own rhetorical commitments to climate change mitigation, job creation, and sustainable development, they must reject the free trade paradigm.
After one year of trading, is AfCFTA losing momentum?
In terms of negotiations rules of origin, tariff schedules, trade in services commitments and non-tariff barriers have to be finalised.
Investment governance in Africa to support climate resilience and decarbonization
African nations should not be expected to take the lead in addressing a climate emergency they did not create. The priority for Africa is to receive support and investment to build resilience and adapt to climate impacts.
AIO seeks insurance sector’s integration into AfCFTA
The President of African Insurance Organization, Mr Tope Smart, has said the organisation is examining how the insurance sector can best integrate into the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Africa: Dangote Group calls for ports’ reforms to enhance AfCFTA
The Commercial Operations Officer, Dangote Group, yesterday called for the reform at ports in Africa as well as the ease of regulations and bureaucracy, in order to realise benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
Africa: a false start for Africa’s free trade deal?
To sustain momentum after the AfCFTA’s January launch, traders must be kept in the loop about why implementation is slow.
Huge potential to boost Arab-Africa trade
Arab-African trade has enormous potential but is held back by a number of bottlenecks. The Second Arab-Africa Trade Forum in Cairo revealed new ways to take trade forward.
ARSO, AfCFTA Secretariat sign MoU to drive ambitious free trade agreement
The African Organisation for Standardisation and the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement.
AfCFTA rolls out $10b fund as buffer for tariff loss
AfCFTA, in collaboration with Afreximbank, has plans to roll out a $10 billion adjustment fund for countries that might suffer revenue loss arising from the elimination of tariffs on goods produced in the continent.
Japan’s trade organisation opens office in Accra
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is working with the Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO) to attract more Japanese investments into the country.
India committed to partner Ghana for development
Mr Sugandh Rajaram, the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, has reiterated the Government of India’s commitment in partnering Ghana for development.
13 countries urged to ratify trade deal
Countries yet to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) have been urged to do so.
TUC schools trade union leaders on AfCFTA
The Trades Union Congress, Ghana, in partnership with the International Trade Union Africa has organized a capacity building training on the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement for Trade Union Leaders in the country.
Africa’s economic trade-off
Africa’s new free trade area could transform the continent’s economy. But without strong social protections, it may result in more precarious work.
AfCFTA/China sign MoU on establishing Expert Group on Economic Cooperation
The AfCFTA Secretariat and the Ministry of Commerce of China agreed to establish an Expert Group to collaborate in areas such as experience-sharing on intellectual property rights, digital trade, competition policy, and others.
UGTT to hold workshop on prospects and challenges of trade union action under AfCFTA
The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) is organising a workshop on “the prospects and challenges of trade union action under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Opportunities and risks.»
African Union sees ‘huge potential’ for trade with Turkey
There is a huge potential when it comes to expanding and deepening relations between Turkey and African countries, the African Union’s commissioner for economic development, trade, industry and mining said.
How Nigerian brands can win in Africa, against all odds
Insights on how local Nigerian brands can become regional and pan African giants by leveraging opportunities that AFCFTA provides. The role of government and private sector investors in this drive.