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African Union Ministers of Trade to finalise the draft documents for the launch of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations

Published on May 19, 2015

The African Union Ministers of Trade met on 14 May 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ministers gathered to finalize the draft technical documents that will enable the Assembly to launch the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations in June at the 25th Extraordinary Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting is attended by the Member States, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), and the United Nations Economic for Africa (UNECA) and regional Private Sector organizations.

The African Ministers of Trade Meeting (AMOT) is the last Ministerial meeting before the launch of the CFTA negotiations. The CFTA aims at establishing a continental market for goods and services as well as providing for the free movement of persons by 2017. Read more. Source | African Union