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Boosting Intra-Africa Trade and Establishing the CFTA

Notwithstanding the challenges constraining Africa’s participation in global trade, it is generally acknowledged that intra-African trade is significantly weak compared to trade within other regions. On average over the past decade, trade amongst African nations is estimated at about 10 – 12 % whilst 40% of North American trade is with other North American countries, and 63% of trade by countries in Western Europe is with other Western European nations.

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Africa Trade Forum concludes with key recommendations for member States to boost intra-African trade
  ECA Press Release 157/2012
Addis Ababa, 26 September 2012 (ECA) - Stakeholders attending the second..
Statement by Mr. Carlos Lopes at the Africa Trade Forum 2012
  24 September 2012
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Carlos Lopes urges trade actors to build on political support for the continental trade agenda
  ECA Press Release 155/2012
Addis Ababa 24 September 2012 (ECA) - The second Africa Trade Forum kic..
Remove trade barriers and scale up good practices, says ECA’s Karingi
  ECA Press Release 154/2012
Addis Ababa 24 September 2012 (ECA) - A senior UN official told partic..
Africa Trade Forum announces Corridor Management Alliance to address transit challenges
  ECA Press Release 153/2012
Addis Ababa 24 September 2012 (ECA) - In a bid to address challenges ass..
Preparations underway for second Africa Trade Forum
  ECA Press Release 126/2012
Addis Ababa, 19 July 2012 (ECA) - Preparations for the second Africa Tra..
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