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Regional standards woes pose non-tariff barrier in Africa push for free trade area

Published on July 17, 2019

All has not been with Africa’s trade fabric amid standoffs over market access. For example, Kenya’s milk has had difficulties over time in accessing the Zambian market, while the actual sell-by date of the Kenyan tea has been a subject of controversy in Sudan because of different standards. And as the heads of state meet this Friday in Niger for the first extraordinary meeting of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the standard differences will remain to be the elephant in the room on implementation of the pact. Read more. Source | Business Daily

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