Tag: Free Trade Area
As Nigeria prepares to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) says Africa's largest economy has the clout to dominate trade in the Free Trade Area. Segun Ajayi-Kadir, Director-General of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.
Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
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.
MEC for economic development and incoming premier elect Sihle Zikalala says the province of KZN is ready to capitalise on trade opportunities within the Africa Export-Import bank .He spoke to CNBC Africa's Kopano Gumbi for more.
With Africa pushing towards full integration, experts are advising that caution is taken in order to avoid mistakes that could hurt the gains made so far. The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement signed in March 2018 in Rwanda if fully implemented will see Africa become the world’s largest free trade area. Wanyama Masinde, Professor of regional integration and Executive Director at the Centre for Regional Integration speaks on the key factors to be considered as Africa integrates.
Calestous Juma |Harvard University African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year. The idea, adopted by the African Union in...