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Zambia to host Commonwealth Africa trade consultation (14-15 April)

Lusaka Voice

13 April 2016

Lusaka Voice reports on the Commonwealth Secretariat Africa Trade Consultation in Lusaka, Zambia, 14-15 April 2016.

The Lusaka Voice reports on the recent Commonwealth Secretariat Africa Regional Trade Consultation that took place in Lusaka, Zambia, 14-15 April 2016. The report mentions the Hub and Spokes II programme which, "works towards enhancing trade capacity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. It is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Commission, the ACP Secretariat, and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie."

The article outlines the important role of trade in driving sustainable growth and development in the Africa region. It also outlines the two main initiatives launched towards regional and continental integration: the Tripartite Free Trade Area, stretching from Cape Town to Cairo, and the Continental Free Trade Area, a pan-African trade agreement.

For more information, see the Lusaka Voice article, 13 April 2016.