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FG commences wider consultations on CFTA
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said his government has already commenced wider consultations on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, CFTA.
Uganda will not sign either African free trade agreement soon
It is not yet clear why Museveni decided to cancel the trip, but local commentators believe that this suggests the deterioration of relations between Kigali and Kampala.
Nigeria skips African summit in blow to free trade deal
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda because certain key stakeholders in Nigeria indicated that they had not been consulted.
MAN cautions FG on free trade agreements
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria urges the Nigerian government not succumb to the pressure by the European Union to sign the EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement as well as the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Don’t sign CFTA, Labour; ex-NACCIMMA boss, others beg Buhari
Organised labour pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari not to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement CFTA.
African trade ministers approve Free Trade Area in Kigali summit
Africa Ministers of Trade have approved an agreement to give local traders access to the continental trade market.
Extraordinary summit to be held on Africa’s CFTA this March
An extraordinary summit of the African Union is scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 21 March 2018 to consider and sign the Framework Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
Rwanda: AU summit to discuss continental free trade area agreement - Official
The upcoming 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government from January 28 to 29 is expected to receive a progress report on the status of negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Trade agreements that impact seed laws in Africa
Free trade agreements represent a powerful source of pressure to privatise seeds and people’s knowledge connected to seeds.
Continental free trade area agreement to be signed in March 2018
Ministers of Trade from the African countries approved the broad structure of the Agreement.
Namibia not ready for the Africa free trade area
Namibia is not ready to engage in the proposed African Continent Free Trade Area (CFTA), said the stakeholders present at the national level consultation on the initiative.
The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) in Africa – A human rights perspective
Report: Assessing the distributional impacts of an agreement such as the CFTA is crucial to ensure that human rights and trade are complementary.
The African trade revolution afoot
In a tumultuous year for the global trading landscape, negotiations for a huge Africa-wide free trade area — the Continental Free Trade Area, combining the economies of 55 states comprising 1.2 billion people in a market with a GDP of $2.19 trillion — are progressing rapidly.
East Africa: Trade bodies move closer to free trade area - Officials
Nineteen countries have now signed the agreement. For benefits to actually be realized, it must be ratified by at least 14 of the 26 member countries. Only Egypt has ratified it.
Few African countries ratify tripartite FTA
A paltry eight African have so far ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) more than two years after it was launched in Egypt, raising fears of a failed continental effort to create an expanded trade barrier free market.
Continental Free Trade Area on track
Africa has moved an inch closer to realising the dream of a continent with a free trade area despite persisting stumbling blocks, if the third African ministers of trade meeting held in Niger is to be scrutinised.
The folly of the Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)
The roadmap of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) was adopted by the African Union in 2012 and the decision to launch the negotiations in June 2015 at the 25th Summit of the African Union, with the aim of implementing it by the end of 2017.
Senegalese economist Ndongo Samba Sylla: “the Continental Free Trade Area is a mistake” (Interview)
The economist Ndongo Samba Sylla is a former advisor to the President of the Republic of Senegal. He explains why the Continental Free Trade Area is “suicide for African countries.”
Africa eyes its prized continental free trade area
The 2017 deadline has arrived and the Continental Free Trade Area, formally adopted in 2012, is not yet a reality. But it’s not that far off either.
The African Union Commission is hosting the 5th meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF)
The meeting will be adopting the modalities that will guide the negotiations in Tariff liberalization and Trade in Services liberalization