Will Africa Trade Agreement improve ease of trade and investment in the continent?
South Africa and 43 other African countries signed a protocol at the African Union summit in Kigali, Rwanda last week, that will enable free movement of people and encourage trade and investment. The declaration is aimed at establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area which will create the world's largest free trade zone after 40 years of negotiations. The African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is intended to remove barriers to trade, such as tariffs and import quotas, and allow the free flow of goods and services between member countries. Sakina Kamwendo spoke to Author of Africa is Open for Business, Victor Kgomoeswana and DDG international trade and economic development, Xolelwa Mlumbi-Peter