African Continental Free Trade Area Seminar feedback

African Brand Link attended a seminar hosted by Wesgro on the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which aims to form a single market on the continent for goods and services. This continental trade agreement is estimated to boost intra-Africa trade by 52% on the removal of tariffs and double that if non-tariff barriers are removed.

The seminar gave delegates a detailed outline on the AfCFTA, the progress to date, what to expect and opportunities with key presentations by:-

Trudi Hartzenberg Executive Director, Tralac Trade Law Centre on The AfCFTA: Objectives, Design and Implementation.

Wamkele Mene, Chief Director: Africa Economic Relations, DTI on The Agreement Establishing the Africa Continental free Trade Area.

Mandisi Nkuhlu, Chief Operating Officer, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) An overview of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation, including the new $1bn fund to boost trade and investment in Africa.