Insights

April 7, 2022
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The AfCFTA enterprise must accommodate the aspirations of all stakeholders in new debates and decisions about social and labour issues in the process of negotiating an inclusive Continental Free Trade Area.
February 28, 2022
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The AfCFTA Protocol on Investment provides a unique opportunity to make intra-African investment work for women.
December 16, 2021
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The trade union movement in Africa is working to adopt strategies that can promote developmental outcomes of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Here are some key messages emerging from our work so far.
October 6, 2021
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The Intellectual Property (IP) rights under the African Continental Free Trade Area will offer us the opportunity to recognise the economic value in promoting Geographical Indications through IP instruments.
August 25, 2021
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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will regulate tariffs and other trade restrictions between member states. Here’s how it could impact Namibia’s economy, workers and the role of unions.
August 16, 2021
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The implications of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTFA) on job creation and the decent work agenda in countries.
August 12, 2021
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Given the new context, should we revisit the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement and see what to keep, change or remove?
August 9, 2021
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For the first time in an African trade agreement, the achievement of gender equality is explicitly stated as an objective of international trade in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
July 22, 2021
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A strong IP regime across Africa will facilitate the growth of MSMEs and lead to more jobs, especially for women and the youth.
July 1, 2021
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Effective trade unions act at a local, sectoral and global level in their efforts to tackle inequality in value chains.