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A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AfCFTA will be ineffective without a Single African Air Transport Market

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After decades of thoughts and years of postponement, finally the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is up and running, affording all African countries,...
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Egyptian government pledges support for AfCFTA’s activities

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi reiterated on Sunday his country's support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which commenced earlier this month. ...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

Export application under AfCFTA through ICUMS to start January 18

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Application processes through the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) for export under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to commence on January...
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Don’t increase port charges in 2021 – Importers and Exporters

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The Importers and Exporters Association of Ghana has appealed to government not to increase port clearance charges in 2021. ...
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Ghana well prepared to lead AfCFTA implementation – Akufo-Addo

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated the country's preparedness to lead in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
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Customs Division of GRA designated to issue rules of origin certificates

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Government has designated the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) as the Competent Authority for the issuance of Rules of Origin...
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All AfCFTA functions transferred from Ethiopia to Ghana

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The African Union has transferred all functions related to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Accra, Ghana. The...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

AfCFTA to bring trade, socio-economic advantages in Africa – expert

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement will have great economic, trade as well as social advantages for Africa if the African continent...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

Major economic stories in 2020

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The handing over of the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki...
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Africa in Review 2020: Battling the COVID-19 Pandemic and the World Capitalist Crisis

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From South Africa to Morocco the virus has presented challenges compounding the legacy of imperialism In the Republic of South Africa, a new variant of...
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New pan-African trade deal could be the “anti-Brexit” and unleash continent’s united economic potential,...

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  Intra-African trade makes up just 20 per cent of economic activity yet holds key to reducing reliance on imports and boosting food security post-COVID, says Malabo Montpellier Panel.    Monday, December 21 2020 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA),...
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AfCFTA kickstarts trading tomorrow January 1, 2021

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Trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would begin on January 1st 2021, with a market of 1.2 billion people and a...
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Pan-African trade deal to transform agricultural value chains – report

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could transform agricultural value chains in the continent, boost food security and smallholder farmers' incomes, according to...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

ECA report calls for innovate financing to develop Africa’s private sector

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A newly launched report of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has urged innovative ways of financing to address challenges facing the private sector,...
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Ghana ranked fifth in visa openness index

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Ghana ranked fifth and scored 0.875 on the 2020 Africa Visa Openness Index with 24 requiring no visa to enter the country, 28 requiring...
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Nigeria confirms depositing AfCFTA ratified instrument with AU

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Nigeria on Sunday confirmed that the country's instrument of ratification for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been deposited with the African...
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AfCFTA set to usher new era of progress in Africa – AU chairperson

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement signaled a new era of progress, African Union (AU) Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said on Saturday. "The commencement...
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Let’s operationalize the principles of a single market -Trade Minister

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Mr Alan Kyerematen, the Minister of Trade and Industry, says countries need to move beyond the narrative of a continental free trade area to...
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Businesses advised to take advantage of AFCFTA and NEDS

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Businesses in Ghana have been advised to diversify and add value to their products to enable them take full advantage of opportunities offered by...
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Ghana to begin implementation of AfCFTA in 2021

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The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) in Collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the National Coordination Office for the African Continental...
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Africa to benefit from sustainable inclusive development: BRICS official

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South Africa and other African countries will benefit from sustainable inclusive development, said BRICS Business Council South African Chapter Chairperson Busi Mabuza. Mabuza said the...
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SMEs need policy support to compete in AfCTA-Report

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A research report has recommended policy support for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to be competitive in participating in the African Continental Free Trade...
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Ghana is ready for AfCFTA-Trade Minister

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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen, says Ghana is ready to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). He...
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Government will assist Ghanaian businesses take full advantage of AfCFTA- President

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Tuesday reaffirmed Government’s determination to assist Ghanaian businesses to take full advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area...
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President Akufo-Addo opens second AfCFTA Conference on Tuesday

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, on Tuesday, October 20, open the second edition of the national conference on the implementation of the...
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Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference slated for Oct. 27

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The Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference (GITFIC) in partnership with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will a host dialogue on the African Continental...
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KNII wants trade barriers abolished in Africa

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The Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute (KNII) has called on African leaders to immediately abolish trade borders to ensure the free movement of goods and...
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Ghanaian businesses should take advantage of AfCFTA – GNCCI

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The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has advised businesses to take advantage of Ghana’s hosting of the African Continental Free...
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AfCFTA helps Africa better confront economic development challenges: official

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement enables the continent to better meet its trade and economic development challenges, secretariat chief for the...
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Foreign Minister receives credentials of AfCFTA Secretary-General

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Mr Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Monday, presented his credentials to Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and...