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A Business Guide To The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement
Maryla Maliszewska – lead author, is the Senior Economist in the Trade and Regional Integration Unit (ETIRI) at the World Bank. His area of expertise covers several aspects of trade policy and regional integration, with a particular focus on the impact of trade on poverty and income distribution. www.tralac.org/documents/resources/booklets/3028-afcfta-a-tralac-guide-6th-edition-november-2019/file.html Roberto Echandi is Lead Private Sector Specialist at ETIRI. It focuses on research and policy advice on issues related to cross-border trade in services, negotiation, implementation and maximisation of the potential benefits of deep integration trade agreements and the AfCFTA negotiation and implementation process. All three agreements aim to reduce bureaucracy, harmonise rules and avoid protectionism. It will also expand intra-African trade by improving the harmonization and coordination of rules across Africa. The so-called “Phase II” protocols, which are still under negotiation and will contain the investment protocol, which will determine the important issue of intra-African investment protection, whether or not African investors can enter into an investor-state dispute on the basis of the protection measures contained in the treaty. in which forum. www.tralac.org/resources/our-resources/6730-continental-free-trade-area-cfta.html AfCFTA pursues eight strategic objectives: (1) the creation of an internal market for goods and services facilitated by passenger transport; (2) contribute to the movement of capital and persons and facilitate investment; (3) creation of a continental customs union; (4) the expansion of intra-African trade; (5) addressing the challenges posed by overlapping accessions to regional economic agreements; (6) promoting sustainable and inclusive economic development; (7) promotion of industrial development; and (8) improving competitiveness. Intra-African exports accounted for 16.6% of total exports in 2017, compared to 68% in Europe and 59% in Asia. By removing barriers to trade and leaving the free flow of goods, services and people across Africa, the AfCFTA is estimated to help increase combined consumer and business spending on the continent to $6.7 trillion by 2030.