More intra-African trade would also have crucial knock-on effects. Given that manufactured goods make up a much higher proportion of regional exports than those leaving the continent - 41.9% compared to 14.8% in 2014 - more intra-African trade means much more opportunity for industrialisation, write David Luke and Lily Sommer for The Conversation Africa.
How to Ensure Africa's Bold Free Trade Area Propels Industrialisation
African Arguments, 10 April 2018
Africa's industrialisation needs a boost. Implemented correctly, the AfCFTA could provide it. Here's how. Read more »
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Theoretically such regional free trade agreements benefit all member states. And they could. But for the bigger states, one senses that the rationale for the AfCFTA and other ... Read more »
The single continental market will offer the opportunity to accelerate the manufacture and intra-African trade of value-added products, moving from commodity based economies and ... Read more »
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