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African Union Customs Experts meet to develop a Trade Facilitation Strategy for Africa

Published on December 14, 2015

The 1st Meeting of the African Union Customs Experts on the Development of a Trade Facilitation Strategy for Africa, commenced today in Libreville. The Meeting is organized in line with the Action Plan for Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT), and fast tracking the establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017 and also taking into account the conclusions of the 9th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference held in Bali, Indonesia in December 2013. The main objectives of the Forum is to appraise participants on new developments and endeavours in Trade Facilitation, to share best practices in the scheduling and implementation of Trade Facilitation Measures, to validate Terms of reference for Studies on the Gap Analysis of the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement in Africa and Development of Draft African Union engagement Strategy on the Agreement. Read more. Source | African Union