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Hope for single African market in 2021 as borders open for AfCFTA

Hope for single African market in 2021 as borders open for AfCFTA

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As expectations are high about the reopening of more land borders to regional trade this week, the country would address hiccups in its trade policies to optimize the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) scheduled to take off January 1, 2021.   The Federal Government recently reopened four borders – Seme border in the South West, Illela and Maigatari border in the North West and Mfun in the South South with optimism that others would be reopened on December 31. This action would enable Africa’s largest economy to participate fully in the long-awaited Africa’s single market. The border closure, which lasted for 16 months, posed different challenges to cross-border traders, corporate entities and private engagements around the regional line. On No...