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MAN advises govt on AfCFTA

MAN advises govt on AfCFTA

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The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), yesterday said the government should be cautious in making binding commitments on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

MAN’s President, Dr. Frank Jacobs,  who stated this in a  media parley, said  MAN is mindful of the benefits inherent in installing a continental trade agreement like AfCFTA; as such a trade area could improve intra-African trade and enhance economic growth and sustainable development.

“However, we hasten to add that Nigeria’s national interest should be the primary consideration in the decision to sign-on to such an arrangement” he said, pointing out that the the absence of substantive consultation with stakeholders depicts a blatant and fundamental departure from the practice in the past regarding trade negotiations, and most importantly, the requirements by the AU that the private sector in the various states be actively involved in the negotiation process.

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