Tag: afcta

Carlos Lopes: Why Africa should revise its trade agreements with the EU

With the operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area pushed to December of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There have been calls to revise the current trade agreements between the continent and major trading partners such as the European Union; former Secretary of UNECA, Carlos Lopes joins CNBC Africa for more.

AfCTA: Why Africa should look at a flexible integration model

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement was supposed to be operationalized on the 1st of July, 2020. But this has taken a backseat as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that has grappled the world. In spite of this, why is it important for the continent to look at a flexible economic model? CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera spoke to Economist, Timothy Masiko for more on this.

What’s holding back Nigeria’s AfCFTA ratification?

Nigeria’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo says the National Action Committee on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will only recommend that President Muhammadu Buhari ratify the agreement if the committee is sure that Nigerian industries will be protected. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole caught up with him in Abuja to find out what is holding back Nigeria's ratification of the continental trade pact and more....

Nigerian manufacturers react to Buhari’s AfCFTA decision

Nigeria is finally aboard the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA) ship after President Buhari agreed to sign the agreement at the African Union's extraordinary summit in Niamey this weekend. Mansur Ahmed, President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.