What AfCFTA can learn from West Africa trade pact pitfalls

Nigeria is not new to trade pacts. Before the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) it belonged to the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS). Experience from the pitfalls encountered in implementing the West Africa free trade agreement signed over 40 years ago offers lessons on what should be avoided if AfCFTA must deliver on the…

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