Delay expected as deadline looms for AfCFTA rules of origin talks



Felix Thompson | Global Trade Review

Talks aimed at finalising key aspects of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are facing delays, as member countries work to reach an overarching agreement on rules of origin and tariff reduction schedules.

When countries officially started trading under the AfCFTA in January this year, officials said that phase 1 negotiations covering trade in goods and services would be fully wrapped up by July.

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