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.
Fisheries serve as a source of employment for millions of people in the small scale sector on the coastline of Africa. Their fishing activities, in turn, provide food security to over 200 million Africans.
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.
Grand UK investments in Africa’s green energy transition are more focussed on boosting British exports in an ’unsustainable’ trade relationship,’ development experts say.
The AfCFTA can truly make Ghana a gateway for the African market. US companies already see the opportunity, said US Ambassador to Ghana.
The preparations for the negotiations of the Investment Protocol under the AfCFTA agreement (The Agreement) are already underway though still in the early stages.
In terms of negotiations rules of origin, tariff schedules, trade in services commitments and non-tariff barriers have to be finalised.
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.
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.
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.
Arab-African trade has enormous potential but is held back by a number of bottlenecks. The Second Arab-Africa Trade Forum in Cairo revealed new ways to take trade forward.
The exports and imports mismatch has been highlighted as a key concern as Africa continues to deepen trade with China.
Africa’s new free trade area could transform the continent’s economy. But without strong social protections, it may result in more precarious work.
The AfCFTA Secretariat and the Ministry of Commerce of China agreed to establish an Expert Group to collaborate in areas such as experience-sharing on intellectual property rights, digital trade, competition policy, and others.
There is a huge potential when it comes to expanding and deepening relations between Turkey and African countries, the African Union’s commissioner for economic development, trade, industry and mining said.
Turkish exporters are aiming to increase annual bilateral trade with Africa from $25 billion (TL 240.43 billion) to $50 billion with the help of agreements in various sectors, the head of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) said on Friday.
Insights on how local Nigerian brands can become regional and pan African giants by leveraging opportunities that AFCFTA provides. The role of government and private sector investors in this drive.
The new African Continental Free Trade Area is not only a symbol of the continent’s business resilience but is rapidly reshaping global as well as intra-Africa trade to deepen the longstanding relationship between Africa and Dubai.
On October 21 to 22, Turkish and African leaders together with corporate business directors, industrialist and investors are meeting under the theme “Deepening Turkey-Africa Strategic Partnership: Trade, Investment, Technology and Logistics”.
In pursuit of growth in Africa, British American Tobacco and others use intimidatory tactics to attempt to suppress health warnings and regulation, including accusing governments of breaching trade agreements.