News / / 04.16.20

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Implementation of the African continental free trade agreement has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, a senior official of the area said this week, adding to the long list of economic programmes and projects disrupted by the ongoing pandemic globally.

The agreement, expected to birth the world’s largest free-trade zone, was scheduled to come into effect July this year. “The Covid-19 situation has caused a major disruption. Governments are now engaged in a fight against the pandemic. It is obviously not possible to commence trade as we had intended on 1 July under the current circumstances,” Secretary-General of the AfCFTA, Wamkele Mene said…

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