The first meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) laid the groundwork for upcoming substantive negotiations on Africa’s largest free trade area. Negotiators are reported to have built the procedural foundation on which the CFTA negotiations will be conducted until the CFTA’s 2017 deadline during a five-day meeting that took place in Addis-Adaba, Ethiopia last week.
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Topics: ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS) SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY (SADC) COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (COMESA) EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) AFRICAN UNION (AU)