This past summer, the global trade regime finalized details for a revolution in African agriculture. Under a pending draft protocol on IPR, the trade bodies sponsoring the AFCFTA seek to lock all 54 African nations into a proprietary and punitive model of food cultivation.
Accelerate the construction of a large African trade zone free of customs duties, in particular. This is what Comorian President Azali Assoumani, who this year holds the presidency of the African Union, is committed to.
Mr David Ofosu-Dorte, Senior Partner, AB and David Africa, has urged African public sector players not to be too excited yet about the African Continental Free Trade Area’s (AfCFTA) progress.
African countries should prioritise upskilling and digitising the public service in order to accelerate
implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) protocols, especially in areas where tariff phasedown has been agreed.
With the Protocol on Investment (POI) to the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) adopted, the next question is, ‘ What’s in it and what’s next for the Continent”?
Kenya has committed to becoming the preferred gateway to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Kenya’s President William Ruto has called on African leaders to take first steps towards ditching the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency by adopting a pan-African payments system to facilitate trade within the continent.
The Trades Union Congress, Ghana (TUC-Ghana) is unhappy about neglect in the formulation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) policy.
Makthar Diop, the managing director of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), says the Africa Free Trade Continental Agreement (AfCFTA) is becoming a lot of talk, and may not become a reality if laws and regulations are not fixed.
Liberia, an ECOWAS member state where importers mostly experience high tariffs on goods, which lead to inflation of prices on the local market, is yet to ratify the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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.
The World Customs Organization (WCO) has published a Guide for Rules of Origin under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
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 has deposited its instrument ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, local media reported.
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 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.
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.
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
Unions want labour provisions to be included in the next phases of negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Areas (AfCFTA).