African leaders launch operational phase of AfCFTA

PUBLISHED: Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:02:35 GMT

Nigeria and Benin signed the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Sunday as African leaders launched the operational phase of the free-trade area which is expected to create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc for the continent. Albert Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union joins CNBC Africa for more.

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