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Invitation: African Continental Free Trade Area Workshop

North West companies who are active in or exploring the export market are invited to attend to be appraised on the benefits of exporting to the African continent under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA.)

The dtic, in partnership with the NWDC, will host an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) information-sharing workshop in Rustenburg on Tuesday, 18 July 2023.

North West companies who are active in or exploring the export market are invited to attend to be appraised on the benefits of exporting to the African continent under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA.)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the world’s largest free trade area.

Established on 30 May 2019, it brings together the 55 countries of the African Union (AU) and eight (8) Regional Economic Communities (RECs). The overall mandate of the AfCFTA is to create a single continental market with a population of about 1.3 billion people and a combined GDP of approximately US$ 3.4 trillion.

The workshop will include a specific focus on the targeted sectors of:
  • Steel and Fabrication
  • Agriculture and Agro-processing
  • Retail-Clothing, Textile Leather and Footwear
  • Automotive Industry
  • Sugar Value Chain; and
  • Forestry

Interested companies are requested to register here to attend the workshop.

Register by 13 July 2023.

For further information contact Poloko Maphula on 082 417 3937 or polokom@nwdc.co.za ; or Molebogeng Seripe on 067 415 4054 or molebogengm@nwdc.co.za

Visit au-afcfta.org for more on the African Continental Free Trade Area.

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