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The future of US-Africa trade
Ambassador Katherine Tai, the 19th United States Trade Representative, and Secretary General Wamkele Mene of the African Continental Free Trade Area discuss US-African engagement in the AfCFTA-FRI, DECEMBER 2, 2022 • 9:00 AM ET
Standardisation key to reaping AfCFTA benefits, says F.G
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Maryam Katagum, has said that the role of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) remained critical in helping the country’s manufacturing sector to fully benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Ghana, six others begin trade under AfCFTA
Ghana and six other countries have started trading goods and services under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
AU summit showcases Common African Agro-Parks
The African Union Members States, the Regional Economic Communities, the United Nations (FAO, UNIDO, ECA), and Development Partners converged to discuss the implementation and financing modalities for the establishment of the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs).
Nigeria set to adopt Phase II Protocols of AfCFTA
The federal government has said it is set to adopt the Phase II Protocols of the African Continental Free Trade Area ( AfCFTA) later this week.
Letter: South Africa will take a heavy toll on AfCFTA
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement risks being unworkable if all members follow SANRAL’s example.
Nigeria not ready for AfCFTA trade implementation
Chief Executive Officer of Ocean & Cargo, Aare Jide Taiwo, has said Nigeria is not ready for AfCFTA implementation. He was speaking on issues bedeviling the country’s maritime industry, in an interview with TOLA ADENUBI of Nigerian Tribune.
NGO Forum: Risks and opportunities for climate change, food security in Africa in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area
At the NGO Forum ahead of the 73rd session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), stakeholders discuss the potential impacts of the implementation of the AfCFTA, on the climate, food security, and the human rights.
ILO, others seek protection of labour rights under AfCFTA
The International Labour Organisation (ILO), Organisation of Trade Unions in West Africa (OTUWA) and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) calls for protection of labour in the the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA).
African countries desire Nigeria to be dumping ground for their goods – Perm. Sec
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Evelyn Ngige, has stated that all African countries signatory to the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) desire to make Nigeria a dumping ground for their goods.
Saudi-South African economic relations on a steady upward trajectory
South Africa aims to become Saudi Arabia’s gateway for African markets in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
AfCFTA launches guided trade initiative for seven countries
The African Continental Free Trade Area secretariat based in Accra, the capital of Ghana, has launched a guided trade initiative for seven member countries.
Rwanda begins trade under AfCFTA
Rwanda exported its first consignment of goods under the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement to Ghana on Friday September 30.
AfCFTA initiative on guided trade set for launching
The Ministerial Directive of the AfCFTA 7th Meeting of the Council of Ministers Responsible for Trade provided a legal basis for the 29 countries that had submitted their tariff schedules in accordance with the agreed modalities to trade preferentially amongst themselves.
Nigeria to commence AfCFTA participation in Q4 – Committee
It will be recalled that the AfCFTA agreement has been tipped to create the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of countries participating.
Kenya exports batteries to Ghana in first AfCFTA trading deal
Kenya officially began trade under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area when Exide batteries made in Kenya arrived in the Port of Tema, Ghana.
Tough negotiations still lie ahead for Africa Continental Free Trade Area
Tough negotiations are happening behind the scenes between African governments to hammer out differences in their localisation and industrial protection policies in respect of the aims of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which seeks to liberalise trade between the countries.
Nigeria unprepared for African free trade –Experts
Three years after signing the African Continental Free Trade Area, Nigeria appears unprepared to compete in the trade regime...
Supply chain analysis of AfCFTA
An African supply chain that makes it difficult to move goods by water from Cameroon to Nigeria but easy to move goods from Cameroon to China and other countries is a threat to the regional integration plan.
EAC states challenged on trade agreements
The East African Community (EAC) partner states have been challenged to increase their volume of transactions under regional and international trade agreements.