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Ethiopia eyes strong boost to industrial development through AfCFTA

Published on April 17, 2019

When the Ethiopian Parliament ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) last March, the decades-old dream of integrating the continent economically moved one big step forward. On April 2, the small West African nation of Gambia became the 22nd nation to ratify the free trade pact, the minimum threshold needed to approve the deal among the 55 members of the African Union (AU). The ratifying members will then need to deposit their instruments of ratification with the AU. So far, 15 members have already done so, and the AfCFTA will enter into force, 30 days after the required number of ratifications have been deposited with the AU. Read more. Source | Xinhuanet

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