Africa set for a massive free trade area.#AfCFTA
Ethiopia has agreed to apply 0% tariff on 90% of products for members of #AfCFTA within the next 15 years
A ‘born digital’ #AfCFTA would make the agreement easier to access, understand and apply, creating opportunities for home-grown innovation. Most interesting @craigaatkinson column: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/2019/07/19/algorithms-could-give-the-world-its-first-born-digital-free-trade-agreement-in-africa/
Arsenal have suggested a £55m deal with £10m dependent on clauses, as well as Reiss Nelson on loan as a temporary replacement for Zaha, while Bukayo Saka is another alternative, but Crystal Palace have insisted this is nowhere near enough for Zaha. [Independent] #AfCFTA
If Eritrea sign the #AfCFTA agreement it will be the 55th African country- This is unprecedented in the history of Africa. Kindly disregard earlier post @EritreaPress @_AfricanUnion @NAkufoAddo @AmbMuchanga @AfricaTradeLink @UNCTADTrade Trading expected to start 1 July 2020
In 2017, International Breweries announced a $250m investment into a plant in Nigeria that will be the biggest in Africa; outside South Africa. The facility has been completed in record time, and operations on. Nigeria will be the biggest beneficiary of the #AfCFTA. God bless us.
Those are interesting conversations!! I'm wondering, since #AfCFTA is basically a trade agreement covering Trade in Goods, Services, Investment, Competition and IPR, what would be the place of space law? Could space law be covered in other AU instruments? https://twitter.com/VenturaKireki/status/1152113234922606595
12 days after this tweet, over 145 inspiring ecosystem builders and entrepreneurs from 30+ countries in #Africa have put in significant hours into shaping the basis for how the Tech and Creative Industry will own and make #AfCFTA work for real people. https://twitter.com/bosuntijani/status/1147842686650658816
#MadeInAfrica products #AfCFTA #AfCFTA #AfCFTA all originally made in Africa @flyethiopian @AfDB_Group @AIFMarketPlace @afreximbank @Africa_Alert @WorldBankAfrica @Africa50Infra @_AfricanUnion @UNDPAfrica @TonyOElumelu @AUC_MoussaFaki @AU_KwesiQuartey
Interesting indeed. #AfCFTA is an important deal, esp. in creating a huge market but, there is so much more that needs to be done in order to actually have a functioning free trade zone and customs union.
Our Executive Director, Isaac Hubert Arthur will be speaking today on Atinka TV at 8pm local time on the African Continental Free Trade Area as part of our sensitization work on the AfCFTA.
Make time to watch.
In July, Nigeria signed the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (#AfCFTA). Only Eritrea has not signed it. Chibuike Uche was actually suprised by the speed with which most African countries endorsed AfCFTA. Read his latest blog post! https://www.ascleiden.nl/content/ascl-blogs/chibuike-u-uche/politics-african-continental-free-trade-agreement
Here is a message I coined to go with the video:
Great potentials for export in the pharma industry with good prioritization strategy #AfCFTA. The FGN has enough to harvest from the Pharma Sector with timely implementation of Exec. Order No. 3 amongst others
African Continental Free Trade Area #AfCFTA, when fully operational, will be the world's largest trade block.
It is estimated that it will increase Intra-Africa trade to 60% from current 16%.
Only Eritrea, Africa's North Korea, has not signed the pact. https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-africa-48899701?__twitter_impression=true
A few days after the #AUSummit, I was happy to express to Chairperson @AUC_MoussaFaki our admiration and support to the #AfCFTA. We stood by the #AU since the beginning of the AfCFTA journey and will continue to remain committed partners in supporting African integration. #AUEU
African Continental Free Trade Area
How will it benefit us?
tralac Associate, Prof Gerhard Erasmus unpacking the basics of international Trade. Day 1 of the Short Course on Understanding International Trade Agreements Examining the #AfCFTA
tralac's Executive Director, Trudi Hartzenberg giving introductory remarks. Day 1 of Short Course on Understanding International Trade Agreements Examining the #AfCFTA