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AfCFTA: Cross-border service integration will boost African oil and gas industry, says Briggs
Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs, Chairman of Platform Petroleum Limited, has admonished that cross-border service integration through the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will boost the African oil and gas industry.
ECOWAS experts meet to consider draft offer on trade in services for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
The 7th Regional meeting reviewed the draft ECOWAS Offer for the AfCFTA Trade in Services negotiations and held bilateral sessions between ECOWAS Commission and Member States.
Japan, Africa look to deepen trade ties
Japan is looking to expand its presence on the African continent, with trade and investment taking center stage during the Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum held in Nairobi
Government pledges protection for bilateral investors on AfCFTA
The Government of Ghana has pledged to protect Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) for countries that sign agreement with it for reciprocal foreign direct returns on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Russia’s meandering return path to investing in Africa – OpEd
United States, European Union and their Pacific allies’ sanctions are fast-driving Russia towards Africa. As the sanctions bite, Russia continues stepping up to realign with Africa, stemming its policy with mountainous pledges.
African Continental Free Trade Area agreement not quite the silver bullet SA hoped for, says ANC
The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement could have negative impacts on South Africa’s trade, labour force and micro, small and medium enterprises, according to a draft document prepared for discussion at the ANC’s upcoming policy conferences.
Can the AfCFTA bring an end to the rise in food prices in Africa?
Globally, food prices are rising due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food supply chains. In West Africa and the Sahel, food inflation is a native problem existing for over ten years.
Zim finalises tariff offer under AfCFTA
ZIMBABWE is finalising its tariff offer under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and hopes to reap huge trade benefits under the agreement.
Africa e-trade platform to connect 22 countries
The platform has been in its pilot phase for about 18 months in Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon and Senegal, and will now be integrated in 22 countries.
AfCFTA Secretariat: Conclusion of AfCFTA Phase II negotiations our priority
Mr. Mene said, concluding the outstanding negotiations and protocols -phases I and II in full, would create robust implementation of the Agreement. while significant progress had been made with agreement of 87.7 per cent of tariff lines.
Wamkele Mene: AfCFTA must set agenda on intellectual property and subsidies
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the world’s newest and most ambitious trade bloc, after the World Trade Organisation, its biggest, covering 1.2bn consumers in 55 countries that together generate annual GDP in excess of $3 trillion.
Southern Africa: Brazil, EU dump poultry in Sacu ... Implications and lessons for Namibia
Poultry products dumped into SACU from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain are causing a material injury and a threat of material injury to the SACU poultry industry.
UK backs Africa’s ambitious continental free trade initiative
UK launches programme of up to £35m to support negotiations and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Tuna industry to take advantage of Africa Continental Free Trade Area
The Ghana Tuna Association has set-out modalities to take advantage of opportunities being offered through the Africa Continental Free Trade Area to expand its production and market for Tuna consumption in Africa.
EAC eyes trade-in-services under AfCFTA Agreement
The East African Community (EAC) is developing a strategy to boost trade-in-services, which will position the bloc better in the negotiations of service liberalisation at the continental level.
Civil society position on the East African Community (EAC)-European Union (EU) economic partnership agreement (EPA)
We the members of the East African Trade Network (EATN) call upon the Government of Tanzania and the East African Community (EAC) not to waver and be stampeded into signing the EPA.
I confess, I am an AfCFTA sceptic
I do not share the view that the AfCFTA is the solution to Africa’s low level of intra-Africa trade. Neither do I believe that it will trigger the great transformation of Africa’s economies that its advocates assert it will.
Lopsided EU trade agreements are harming Africa
Africa needs a more equal trade relationship with Europe where African countries are treated as partners, not serfs, argues Uganda’s presidential advisor on exports.
AfCFTA members conclude negotiations on rules of origin to enhance free trade
Member states of the African Continental Free Trade Area concluded their negotiations on rules of origin, covering 87.7 percent of goods on the tariff lines of the AU member states.