WEBINAR REMINDER: Unpacking the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement for the Timber Processing and Pulp & Paper Sector
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the world’s largest free trade area bringing together the 55 countries of the African Union (AU) and eight (8) Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to create a single market for the continent. The aim is to enable the free flow of goods and services across the continent and boost the trading position of Africa in the global market.
The purpose of the webinar is to expose stakeholders in the timber processing and pulp and paper sectors to export opportunities presented by the AfCFTA. The webinar will also update businesses on the status of the implementation of the AfCFTA.
- SCENE-SETTING REMARKS: THE YEAR OF AfCFTA – MOVING TOWARDS ACCELERATION OF AFCFTA IMPLEMENTATION
Calvin Phume, Director: Africa Bilateral Economic Relations, Trade Branch, the dtic
- UNPACKING SOUTH AFRICA’S TRADE AGREEMENTS
Claudia Furriel, Director, African Union, Trade Branch, the dtic (AfCFTA; SACU; SADC & TFTA)
- EXPORT FINANCE INSURANCE SOLUTIONS FOR THE AFCFTA EXPORT MARKET
Marvin Silawule, Economist, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC)
Director Forest Based Industries
Agro-processing and Forest Based Industries Unit
Industrial Competitiveness & Growth Divison
Department of Trade, Industry and Competition