The AfCFTA is one of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want. It is a trade agreement that creates a single market for the movement of goods and services across fifty-five member African states.
Now the world’s largest free trade agreement by number of participating members, the AfCFTA is one of the most discussed economic subjects in Africa because it could significantly boost intra-Africa trade, particularly trade in value-added production and trade across all sectors of Africa’s economy.
As African member states strive to commercially operationalize the AfCFTA,
businesses who understand the impact of free trade agreements are taking
strategic steps to prepare for the structural changes that would come with the
This webinar covers the following:
Meaning and objectives of the AfCFTA
Legal and institutional framework for the effective implementation of the AfCFTA
How the AfCFTA will work
Attendant benefits of the AfCFTA
Practical challenges and constraints of the AfCFTA
Key considerations for businesses
Chijioke is an Associate Director and Deloitte’s West Africa Global Trade Advisory Leader. He has thirteen years of professional experience cutting across business tax, international tax, transfer pricing and indirect tax services. He is primarily responsible for developing and implementing strategies for businesses looking to navigate the trade landscape in West Africa but regularly deployed to serve other Deloitte offices on customs and global trade related engagements across Africa.
Chijioke has consulted for several international customs administrations in the capacity of a subject matter expert in customs modernization programmes. His expertise cuts across the public sector, manufacturing, automotive, consumer, technology, and telecommunication industries. He has issued several opinions and worked with companies and governmental agencies on trade facilitation and optimization, duty suspension, reduction and elimination strategies, tariff classification, customs valuation, and government incentives.
He is a thought leader on global trade matters and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences across Africa.
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