One year after, AfCFTA still in limbo

January 4, 2022 The Guardian 0 Comments

One year after the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA), which came into force on January 1, 2021, Nigeria continues to lag behind in making the trade agreement operational owing to structural challenges, Coronavirus pandemic and lack of consensus on trade protocols and strategy among stakeholders.

Despite the ratification of the trade deal among African countries, with exception of Eritrea, the political will to implement the deal remains in doubt going by the pace and protectionist stance of many African governments. Read More.

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