The impact of AfCFTA will not just be economic. The free trade agreement will bring long term social and environmental change for the continent.
We heard from the CBI’s Andy Burwell, on the UK’s independent trade agenda post Brexit, focusing on the EU, Japan and ASEAN.
As Brexit starts to make its way back to the front pages, the tensions in the negotiations to date and the significant gaps between the parties have been laid bare.
The AfCFTA is an agreement seeking to establish a free trade area in Africa. AfCFTA’s trade liberalization objective, along with other industries goals, Africa may just be set for a new horizon in its trade, post-COVID19.
With the UK and EU yet to reach an agreement on their future trading relationship, it is vital goods vehicle operators are as prepared as possible for a No Deal Brexit. In this scenario, new border procedures and haulier responsibilities will come into effect immediately. Hauliers must ensure they fully understand the new road haulage procedures, documentation requirements and responsibilities that will arise; otherwise, they risk their operations coming to a standstill.
Detailed discussion of the UK’s wider post-Brexit trade prospects has remained somewhat limited. On greater investigation, enlarging UK-Israeli trade flows as part of a drive to expand existing FTAs represents… read more →