EXPERT TIPS AFRICA ON TRADE AREA – Malawi
Gerhard Eramus, a Law professor at Stellenbosch Univrsity, has called on African governments to prepare mechanisms that would facilitate smooth trade among member states undrr the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA).
The advice follows a sensitization workshop in Malawi that will bring together all trade stakeholders to engage them towards African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement being ratified.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism Spokesperson, Mayeso Msokera, said that Malawi is still weighing the pros and cons of ratifying the agreement. “The private sector needs to be oriented on the pros and cons. So, we have lined up sensitization workshops for stakeholders together with United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on 17th September to make them understand more. From there, we hope the private sector would have understood and let us proceed to ratify the agreement,” he said.