The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) stands to open up trade across the continent, accelerating industrialization and economic development, though may steps remain before it is fully implemented. In this episode, Nonresident Fellow Witney Schneidman and David M. Rubinstein Fellow Landry Signé discuss how the CFTA will transform market access within Africa and what it means for future commercial relations with the U.S., EU, and other trading partners.
- Re-examining trade with Africa under the Continental Free Trade Agreement
- The CFTA and industrialization go hand in hand
- The 2018 AGOA Forum: A turning point for US-Africa commercial relations?
- How the BUILD Act advances development
With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, and Camilo Ramirez for additional support.
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