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Africa’s free trade area is just one ratification away to becoming a reality

Published on March 27, 2019

Rwandan President Paul Kagame said while opening the Africa CEO Forum at the Kigali Convention Center in Rwanda that 21 countries had ratified the Continental Free Trade Area. Ethiopia last week took the agreement through Parliament, becoming the 21st country to do so. For the trade deal that would create a market of $3 trillion and a market of 1.2 billion people with no tariff and border restrictions to be enforceable, 22 countries are required to ratify. The deal was negotiated over two years before being signed in Kigali last year. Read more. Source| The East African

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