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Expert presentation : Making the single market work for African businesses

Voted into existence by 52 African countries, the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) sets out to be  a powerful tool to foster growth, employment and industrialization.

However, the debate currently focuses mainly on trade-related issues, but not enough on the underlying reasons for the low level of intra-African trade (less than 20%), such as inadequate infrastructure and the lack of differentiation between national economies.

Check out the presentation prepared by Carlos Lopes, Honorary professor, University of Cape Town,  Visiting fellow, University of Oxford and Former Executive Secretary, UNECA.

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