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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.
Ghana and Rwanda sign agreement to deepen bilateral trade relations
Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rwanda to deepen bilateral trade relations between the two countries.
UK-Africa summit closes with millions in ‘misguided’ investment
Grand UK investments in Africa’s green energy transition are more focussed on boosting British exports in an ’unsustainable’ trade relationship,’ development experts say.
AfCFTA is an attractive venture for American investors – Stephanie Sulivan
The AfCFTA can truly make Ghana a gateway for the African market. US companies already see the opportunity, said US Ambassador to Ghana.
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.