Webinar: AfCFTA and COVID19 mitigation in North African trade strategies

Rabat, 12 October (ECA) - The Economic Commission for Africa office for North Africa, will hold on Wednesday 14 October 2020 a webinar on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the mitigation of the COVID-19 Impact on trade strategies in North Africa.

Since its appearance in late 2019, the Covid-19 pandemic has severely disrupted trade flows and business operations worldwide, affecting African economies and making it critical for national economies to prioritize regional approaches to development.

According to experts, the AfCFTA is likely to play a significant role in African economies’ recovery process, by reducing the fragmentation of African markets and supporting medium and long-term national development strategies in the region to increase its resilience to future shocks.

This webinar will take place with the participation of the trade ministries, private sector representatives and academics from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia, with the goal of facilitating the sharing of lessons learned and best practice on how to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their national economies.

What: The AfCFTA potential for mitigation of COVID-19 Impact on trade strategies in North Africa (online webinar)
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00 Rabat time (UTC/GMT+1)
Where: This event will take place online. Please fill the registration form and send it to filali-ansary@un.org to receive your link to the event.

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حلقة دراسية شبكية: منطقة التجارة الحرة القارية الأفريقية والتخفيف من آثار جائحة كوفيد- 19 في استراتيجيات التجارة في شمال أفريقيا


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Issued by

Communication Team
Economic Commission for Africa
Office for North Africa
Tel: +212 (0) 537 548 749
Email: filali-ansary@un.org; cea.an.coms@gmail.com