The questions your company needs to ask as Africa frees up trade
Tariffs are due to start falling in 2020, but those who dither can never hope to reap the full rewards
The vision of African leaders for a free trade area across the continent is becoming a reality, and real trade benefits will begin to flow from July 1 2020, when tariffs will start to tumble.
There are still some details to be resolved by negotiators, but the process is on track to see customs duties reduced as of July 2020. It is already possible to see what the initial benefits of the agreement will be and the prospects for increasing trade between African countries.