Having an African as a boss at WTO won't solve AfCFTA problems
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Having an African as a boss at WTO won't solve AfCFTA problems


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She stated that AfCFTA is confined in the laws of the WTO and having an African as the boss will not change the tariffs and trade laws for the subscribed countries under it.
"Having an African as the Director-General of the WTO won't necessarily have an impact on the African Continental Free Trade Area. Countries that are party to the WTO have subscribed to the WTO law which is the general agreement on tariffs and trade. And article 24 of that law covers free trade and regional agreements. So the AfCFTA has been designed in such a way that it is in accordance with the WTO law. So the entire AfCFTA agreement is restricted within the laws of the WTO. So, an African being at the top doesn't necessarily affect the AfCFTA." She said.


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