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Assessing Regional Integration in Africa IX

Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area

  • Author: UN, ECA
  • Publication date: December 2020
  • Page count: 288
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 19.II.K.3

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ISBN: 9789211251371
ISBN: 9789210042994

About the product

Signed by 52 African countries, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is, by the number of participating countries, the largest trade agreement since the formation of the WTO. This report recognizes that it is not enough for the AfCFTA to be merely negotiated, concluded and ratified. It must also change lives, reduce poverty and contribute to economic development. For this, the AfCFTA must be effectively operationalized, but also supported with complementary measures that leverage it as a vehicle for economic development.