US-Africa trade will be positively impacted by AfCFTA – Florizelle Liser



Tofe Ayeni|The Africa Report

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is the leading business association focused solely on promoting business and investment between the United States and the African continent. In this time of the pandemic, both the continent and the US are looking for ways to strengthen their relationship. 

The CCA works with governments, multilateral groups and businesses to improve Africa’s the trade and investment climate, and to raise its profile for the US business community.

President and CEO Florizelle Liser speaks to The Africa Report on the present and future of Africa-US business relations and on economic recovery post-pandemic.

TAR: What are the most important collaborations that have happened between the US and African countries during the fight against the pandemic?

Florizelle Liser: The most important collaborations are those that have been driven largely by the Africans. Under the guidance of the African Union, coordinated African response to the pandemic has been launched, including the establishment of a new AU platform to procure PPE, pharmaceuticals, and other products needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Institutions like the African CDC, the World Bank, UNECA, and Afreximbank have also mobilized their resources to support the African response to the health crisis caused by the coronavirus.

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