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Africa free trade not for Nigeria now
Because Nigeria does not quite have the infrastructure and capacity to efficiently manufacture most of its consumer needs, AfCFTA may stunt Nigeria’s quest to migrate from perpetually exporting primary goods and importing manufactured products, for which labour suffers the most assault.
With eye on African market, India readies offers for free trade pact with Mauritius
India is hopeful that a bilateral trade agreement with the country could open the doors wider to the entire continent.
Buhari gives condition to sign Africa free trade agreement
President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will only be signatory to the Continental Free Trade Agreement if the nation’s national interests as well as regional and international obligations are balanced.
Nigeria’s President Buhari says will soon sign up to African free-trade agreement
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said the country will sign up soon to a $3 trillion African free-trade agreement.
Consultative workshop on market access concessions on trade in goods for CEN-SAD, ECCAS, ECOWAS and UMA Member States
The objective of the consultative workshop is a regional-wide consultation to finalize the outstanding issues including criteria for designation of sensitive products, percentages, etc.
Namibia finally pens Africa free trade deal
Namibia has finally signed the trillion-dollar African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which requires members to remove tariffs from 90 percent of goods to allow free access to commodities, goods and services across the continent.
49 AU members have signed free trade pact: AU chairperson
Forty-nine members of the African Union have signed the African continental free trade area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU chairperson Paul Kagame .
SA to sign African free trade agreement - Davies
South Africa will sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTFA) agreement, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies confirmed.
MAN kicks against Nigeria’s ratification of African free trade agreement
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said the issues raised by major stakeholders, including those expressed by manufacturers, still remained unattended to.
AfCFTA: Stakeholders seek safeguards against imports, dumping surge
Stakeholders in the Organised Private Sector have called for safeguards against a sudden surge in imports that may follow Nigeria’s eventual signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
African ministers meet on free trade
African trade ministers have deliberated on the protocols to the agreement establishing African free trade area (AfCFTA), and the modalities for tariff liberalization.
The free trade myth
Eschewing the ACFTA and EPA may be a blessing in disguise for Nigeria.
Ratification of African Continental Free Trade Area gets underway
African Continental Free Trade Area signatories are now beginning the ratification process, while also looking at the technical work needed to make the area a reality.
The EU caught in the trap of Nigeria’s refusal to sign the West Africa Economic Partnership Agreement and the Continental Free Trade Area
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria very explicitly stated to the new Ambassador of the European Union that Nigeria was determined not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement for West Africa.
Parliament ratifies free trade pact
Ghanaian Parliament has endorsed the new agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Eight lessons on imperatives of private sector-driven AfCFTA
It appears from all indications that the African private sector is either kept at the back door or yet to be given a pride of place in the AfCFTA process.
Nigeria may lose over 60% port revenue to AfCFTA, common ECOWAS tariff
The implementation of common ECOWAS tariff will make Nigeria lose businesses because it means that once a tariff is paid in one country, no other tariff will be paid in any other country in West Africa.
Zambia will only sign up for African Free Trade Area after thorough engagements with local stakeholders
Trade Minister welcomes collaborations from various partners to create awareness and prepare the private sector and the common man for the agreement.
Most favoured nation (MFN) clause, the Africa’s Continental Free-Trade Agreement and the interim Economic Partnership Agreements of Ivory Coast and Ghana
The MFN clause of their interim Economic Partnership Agreements obliges Ivory Coast and Ghana to extend to the EU the tariff advantages granted in the Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area.