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World Bank Group steps up support to deepen regional integration in Africa
The World Bank’s updated strategy for Africa will aim to promote trade and market integration through trade facilitation in regional economic corridors, technical assistance for roll out of the AfCFTA, support to regional value chains and integration of financial markets.
AfCFTA to inspire rebound: Govt
Zimbabwean private sector has concerns that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would knock them out of business as high quality, competitively-priced products flood the domestic space.
Minister calls for establishment of more arbitration institutions
The Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, has called for the establishment and strengthening of more arbitration institutions in Africa in line with international standards.
Nigerian creative industry under the AfCFTA: Threats and opportunities
The Nigerian creative sector argues that the scalability of the industry within the AfCFTA will depend on the existence of a robust framework that supports IP rights and provides digital security.
Deputy minister on Mozambique and the African Continental Free Trade Area
Mozambique’s deputy minister of Industry and Commerce says that tariff liberalisation and other commitments that will be made within the scope of the AfCFTA must align with national development priorities and the policies and strategies in force in the country.
Africa will fail to reach free-trade goals without new rules and infrastructure
Policy changes are needed to facilitate the faster and seamless flow of goods and services across borders.
African Continental Free Trade Area: A pipe dream or silver bullet?
Current realities are likely to counter the expectations that the AfCFTA is some kind of silver bullet that will transform Africa, sweeping away decades of embedded dysfunction and challenges.
Tanzanian to ratify free trade area agreement
The government of Tanzania will ratify the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) between June and October this year.
AfCFTA Secretariat establishes court to resolve trade disputes
The AfCFTA Secretariat has established a dispute settlement body, that will function as a full-court with the right mechanisms and structures in place to settle trade disputes.
AU Heads of State direct AfCFTA negotiations to be concluded by June
This includes the protocols on rules of origin which seeks to deal with the issue of third party exports into the free zone area.
How trade deals explain the behaviour of West African elites
The political survival of ruling elites is one of the major determining factors behind their trade policy choices.
Tasks before the AfCFTA dispute settlement body
The inaugural meeting of the dispute settlement body of the AfCFTA signals the readiness of this infrastructure to take up any disputes that may arise in the course of trading amongst the member States.
Dairibord cautious of AfCFTA
DAIRIBORD Holdings Limited has said although the African Continental Free Trade Area could unlock a string of spinoffs, significant threats to intra-African trade would also arise.
Local firms not ready for AfCFTA
Business Botswana (BB) is concerned that the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, will not be fully exploited by local businesses.
How can Mauritius take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?
AfCFTA provides a platform for Mauritius to contribute significantly to the new African impetus by making available to investors and businessmen an ecosystem that not only makes it easier for them to do business with Africa, but also enhances and safeguards their investments.
EU commits sh21b towards AfCFTA operationalisation
The European Union has pledged to commit an additional €5m (about sh21.7b) towards the second phase of the African Trade Observatory (ATO) to support the operationalisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Outstanding negotiations on AfCFTA to conclude before end of the year
Some outstanding negotiations are part of necessary conditions to ensure the success of the AfCFTA, but have been facing challenges from member countries despite commencement of the agreement.
Ghana: minister calls for establishment of Ghana - Canada business council
The Ghanaian Minister of Trade and Industry has called for the establishment of a Ghana-Canada Business Council, to promote trade between the two countries.
Design and architecture of the AfCFTA investment protocol
The international legal instrument to be adopted as the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment will constitute a binding international agreement for the AU Member States that have ratified this instrument and for whom it has entered into force.
Regional Economic Communities and the AfCFTA investment protocol
The legal regimes of the eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) recognised by the AfCFTA Agreement as building blocks of the African Continental Free Trade Area will not disappear when the AfCFTA is implemented.