Political will is standing in the way of Africa trading with itself

Thursday November 29 2018

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Containers yards in Dar es Salaam. 

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Trade experts meeting in Kigali last week have underscored the need to address both the existing external and internal trade to enhance export competitiveness and boost trade.

This comes at a time when the African Union has embarked on implementation of the much-needed reforms to improve efficiency and accountability.

They are expected to facilitate implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area and the long term vision of the organisation: Agenda 2063, which is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years.

The AU registered a significant victory when 44 African Countries earlier this year signed the CfTA agreement paving the way for a liberalised market for goods and services across the continent.

It gave birth to the world’s largest free trade area since the World Trade Organisation, which was formed in 1995.

Under the theme, Creating One African Market, the initiative falls under the Agenda 2063 of the AU. According to estimates, if al News

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    Thursday November 29 2018

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    Containers yards in Dar es Salaam. 

    RWANDA TODAY
    By RWANDA TODAY
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    Trade experts meeting in Kigali last week have underscored the need to address both the existing external and internal trade to enhance export competitiveness and boost trade.

    This comes at a time when the African Union has embarked on implementation of the much-needed reforms to improve efficiency and accountability.

    They are expected to facilitate implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area and the long term vision of the organisation: Agenda 2063, which is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years.

    The AU registered a significant victory when 44 African Countries earlier this year signed the CfTA agreement paving the way for a liberalised market for goods and services across the continent.

    It gave birth to the world’s largest free trade area since the World Trade Organisation, which was formed in 1995.

    Under the theme, Creating One African Market, the initiative falls under the Agenda 2063 of the AU. According to estimates, if al News

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  • Political will is standing in the way of Africa trading with itself

    Thursday November 29 2018

    Port

    Containers yards in Dar es Salaam. 

    RWANDA TODAY
    By RWANDA TODAY
    More by this Author

    Trade experts meeting in Kigali last week have underscored the need to address both the existing external and internal trade to enhance export competitiveness and boost trade.

    This comes at a time when the African Union has embarked on implementation of the much-needed reforms to improve efficiency and accountability.

    They are expected to facilitate implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area and the long term vision of the organisation: Agenda 2063, which is a strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years.

    The AU registered a significant victory when 44 African Countries earlier this year signed the CfTA agreement paving the way for a liberalised market for goods and services across the continent.

    It gave birth to the world’s largest free trade area since the World Trade Organisation, which was formed in 1995.

    Under the theme, Creating One African Market, the initiative falls under the Agenda 2063 of the AU. According to estimates, if al