CHATHAM HOUSE: Plans for an African Free Trade Area
Interesting event at Chatham House – digest of the meeting can be viewed here
There is a wide recognition that regional integration is crucial for the prosperous future of African countries’ economic progress, with some of the highest tariffs facing African countries being imposed by their neighbors, regional economic integration remains a challenge and only a very small percentage of African countries exports are being traded regionally.
John Battersby, UK Country Manager, International Marketing Council of South Africa
Ebele Edwin Ogbue, Managing Director/CEO, UBA Capital (Europe) Limited
Lord Stephen Green, Minister of State, UK Department of Trade and Industry