Africa readies for launch of world’s largest free trade area

Africa’s trade ministers have agreed on final tweaks to the implementation of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), setting the stage for creation of the world’s largest trading area. Notably, this came at a time when other mega-regional trade agreements were stalling. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) recent talks ended…

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Stakes high to launch Continental Free Trade Area

Stakes are high to launch the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) this year, says Francis Mangeni, Director of Trade and Customs at the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). “This self-imposed burden is quite heavy but not insurmountable and the world is watching to see if we will…

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Durban harbour, one of the busiest ports in Africa.

Zambia cautious on single continental market

Zambia is moving cautiously as it implements the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) aimed at creating a single African market for goods and services. Zambian President Edgar Lungu set the tone at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) in Durban in South Africa, saying Zambia might consider a so-called Brexit…

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