Getting the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiations Underway
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa.;
Nations Unies. Commission économique pour l'Afrique;
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It is imperative that African negotiators remain on course as they push for a single market for goods and services, removing tariff and non-tariff barriers to intra-African trade and paving the way for increasing levels of investment in Africa. Speaking at a capacity building workshop preceding the first meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) that laid the groundwork for upcoming substantive negotiations. The first CFTA-NF meeting kicked off with a two-day workshop for member states and regional economic communities with the main aim of strengthening the capacity of negotiators as they proceed with the trade negotiations.