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How does the AfCFTA impact Africa’s trading landscape?
Business owners across Africa are the powerhouses who keep the continent moving and economically viable. In the past, it was not always easy to run a business that traded on a broader scale across the continent.
Africa: World Customs Organization publishes Guide on AfCFTA Rules of Origin
The World Customs Organization (WCO) has published a Guide for Rules of Origin under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
Ethiopia among AfCFTA $1bln adjustment fund recipients
Ethiopia is one of the African countries that will benefit from Afrexim Bank’s USD one billion package to recoup any losses incurred as a result of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Botswana becomes 45th AU member to ratify African continental free trade agreement
Botswana has deposited its instrument ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, local media reported.
AU adopts compact for private sector inclusion in AfCFTA
THE African Union (AU) has adopted the action compact of the Africa Prosperity Dialogues (APD) to champion private sector inclusion in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
African Union summit aiming to ’fast-track’ African Free Trade Area
African leaders are meeting on Saturday and Sunday for the annual African Union (AU) summit with the aim of speeding up the rollout of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA), Belga News Agency reports.
We need people-centered approach to trade, security in Africa, says Ford Foundation W’Africa regional director
The West Africa Regional Director for Ford Foundation, Dr. ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye, has called for a people-centered approach in dealing with security and trade issues on the African continent.
AfCFTA: Ambitions of free trade must move beyond talk
How can Africa’s continental free trade agreement be moved forward from talk to action? An eventful week in Ghana ended with new promises from African governments and state parties to speed up processes towards the full realisation of the world’s largest free trade area – AfCFTA
African unions demand strong labour provisions in AfCFTA
Unions want labour provisions to be included in the next phases of negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Areas (AfCFTA).
AfCFTA ratification process slow – official
Trade experts, business executives, and advocates of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) from across the continent have expressed concerns about the slow progress on the ratification of the protocol on the movement of people.The agreement has, thus far, been signed by fifty-four of the fifty-five African Union (AU) member states.
Without an end to conflict, the African Continental Free Trade Area is an exercise in futility
The recurrence of terrorism, intrastate conflicts, xenophobia, military coups and interstate conflicts reduces prospects for the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
US plans $55bn investment in Africa, keys into AfCFTA
The United States of America(USA) has revealed a blueprint that will enable a massive investment inflow into Africa, as Joe Biden’s administration begins winning the heart of African leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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...
The New U.S. Africa Strategy Breaks From the Status Quo—With Some Perplexing Stumbles
U.S. positioning for the great power competition with China and Russia for influence in Africa.