IBAVT: A unified approach to AfCFTA

December 11, 2020 ICLG 0 Comments

The introduction of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) brings challenges, but those can be overcome to build a more competitive African economy, said speakers at a session of the The International Bar Association’s Virtually Together (IBAVT) conference.

Chaired by Pieter Steyn of Werksmans Attorneys in South Africa, the session heard from lawyers in major economies about their concerns and solutions.

Yonov Frederick Agah of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said that “liberalising measures for trade” such as AfCFTA “should be used as tools for industrial policy”, and that policy should be of connectivity across the continent “whether it is physical connectivity, or whether it is digital”. Read More.

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