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One year after, AfCFTA seeks last ratification to kick off agreement

A year after the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was presented for signature, along with the Kigali Declaration and the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Right to Residence and Right to Establishment, implementation of the agreement remains delayed over the inability to achieve required number of ratifications. Twenty-two (22) ratifications […]
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AfCFTA: Dismantling intra-Africa trade barriers for sustainable growth

AfCFTA: Dismantling intra-Africa trade barriers for sustainable growth

“The removal of tariffs and trade barriers to free up trade and deepen intra-African trade and regional integration is an important tenet of the AfCFTA” Uche Usim, Abuja For decades, Africa has remained stuck to protectionism and individualism in their trading system that the rest of the world seems to have left the content behind, […]
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NASME blames inter-agency rivalry for non-standardisation of SMEs products

NASME blames inter-agency rivalry for non-standardisation of SMEs products

President of National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), Degun Agboade, has blamed inter-agency rivalry among regulatory institutions of government as being responsible for non-standardisation of some SMEs products in Nigeria. Agboade made this claim at the launch of an independent study on potential benefits of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) on Nigeria […]
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Free trade deal: What’s in it for Nigeria?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement(AfCFTA)at the just concluded African Union summit in Kigali,Rwanda, has raised mixed reactions from a cross section of Nigerians over the propriety or otherwise of that decision.  Ibrahim Apekhade Yusuf in this report examines the issues How free is free trade? This is oneRead More
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Labour hails Federal Govt’s stance on AfCFTA

Labour hails Federal Govt’s stance on AfCFTA

Organised Labour has hailed  President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to hold more consultations on the controversial African  Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Act. Labour commended the vigilance of stakeholders, such as manufacturers, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and businesses, in calling for caution on international trade agreements that could undermine the country’s development aspirations. Nigeria failedRead More
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#TakeBackNigeria knocks FG over ‘shambolic approach’ to African trade treaty

#TakeBackNigeria knocks FG over ‘shambolic approach’ to African trade treaty

#TakeBackNigeria Movement, a support group of Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, has criticised the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s decision to back out of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. The The post #TakeBackNigeria knocks FG over ‘shambolic approach’ to African trade treaty appeared first on TheCable.

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