The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was launched almost two years ago, creating the world's largest free trade area, covering 55 countries. The agreement opens up huge possibilities for growth and investment in a region that suffered heavily during the pandemic and is facing a challenging recovery. What are the next steps for African trade integration? How can the continent harness its young population to create growth and prosperity? And how will the West's "friendshoring" affect Africa?
Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
Former Principal Legal Advisor, AfCFTA secretariat; Author
Former Minister of Investment, Trade, and Industry, Botswana