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6TH GHANA INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE CONFERENCE: GITFIC 2022 is slated for 23rd and 24th may

B & FT Online 19 May 2022
The 6th Conference will, this year, consolidate the conversation from the 5th Conference on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Role of Local Governance in helping with extensive sensitisation, education, and preparing the minds of the Business Communities within our Metropolitan, Municipal, and District localities.
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Sixth GITFIC conference to leverage African development

Ghana News Agency 19 May 2022
It said the conference would also consolidate the conversation from the 5th Conference on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Role of Local Governance in helping with extensive sensitisation, education, and preparing the minds of the Business Communities within our Metropolitan, Municipal, and District localities.
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President Akufo-Addo opens 22nd AABD Conference at UPSA

Business Ghana 19 May 2022
... intra-continental trade and export ... The President urged African countries to take advantage of the historic and unmined opportunities that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) presents to attain the desired prosperity and self-respect for countries on the continent.
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Mince Concept partners NEPC, others to host manufacturers on AfCFTA

Business Day Online 19 May 2022
... and beauty products manufacturers with focus on African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
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2022 WTPO Conference: AfCFTA eyes continent’s $450 million untapped SME market

Joy Online 18 May 2022
The 13th World Trade Promotion Organisation Conference is to explore bold solutions for resilience and recovery of African economies. It saw the Continental Free Trade Secretariat and the International Trade Center sign a Memorandum of Understanding for an instrument to boost SME development and women participation in the single African market.
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AfCFTA will not succeed without SMEs participation – Wamkele Mene

B & FT Online 18 May 2022
Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area, Wamkele Mene, has reiterated the importance of working toward boosting the capacities of small and medium scale enterprises to leverage opportunities provided by the trade pact, given that they form a chunk of businesses on the continent.
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Government urged to support MSMEs in digital transformation

Ghana News Agency 18 May 2022
The informal sector was digitising and more business digital skills were needed to take advantage of that opportunity, and due to market changes (like the African Continental Free Trade Area) competition would increase and every MSME needed to prepare for that to thrive.
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MSMEs must be supported to address post-Covid economy challenges—Trade Minister

Ghana News Agency 17 May 2022
In this regard, TPOs on the African continent must work actively to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, which presents the continent with the best opportunity, not only to enhance the level of intra-African trade, but to ...
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Virus may plunge 58m Africans into poverty

China Daily 17 May 2022
Some 58 million Africans under the mean ... Researchers expect the African Continental Free Trade Area, or AfCFTA, to cushion the adverse effects of the pandemic by supporting regional trade and value chains through reductions in tariffs and the removal of nontariff barriers to trade.
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Global Pandemic Increased Poverty in Africa

Beijing News 17 May 2022
African governments have responded to the economic crisis by expanding their fiscal and monetary policies ... The economic commission researchers say the African Continental Free Trade Area can give countries opportunities to diversify their economies and reduce dependence on external partners and trade with each other more.
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COVAAAGH to showcase artisanal cocoa products at WTPO Conference 2022

B & FT Online 17 May 2022
Afua Asabea Asare, said the event will allow for a conversation on how to move trade around the COVID-19 pandemic ... Heads and senior representatives of Trade ... The focus then moves to explore global trade and investment opportunities related to the African Continental Free Trade Area.
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GIPC working to attract FDIs from traditional, new partners – Deputy CEO

Business Ghana 17 May 2022
“[We have a] stable political environment, robust judiciary, return on investment, dynamic culture and enviable position as the commercial springboard into the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with a promising youthful market of 1.3 billion people and a combined and growing GDP of $3.4 trillion,”  he said.
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Report on Africa addresses continent’s vulnerability during COVID-19

New Business Ethiopia 16 May 2022
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the report says is an opportunity to build forward better Most African countries still depend on exports of raw materials and on imports of essential goods such as food items and pharmaceuticals ... Over the longer term, African ...
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Report: Global Pandemic Increased Poverty in Africa

Voa News 16 May 2022
African governments have responded to the economic crisis by expanding their fiscal and monetary policies ... The economic commission researchers say the African Continental Free Trade Area can give countries opportunities to diversify their economies and reduce dependence on external partners and trade with each other more.

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