Africa: A Clarion Call to ensure that trading under the AfCFTA begins in 2021 – A Manchester Trade Paper

[Manchester Trade] Washington, DC — In this brief Manchester Trade paper, we argue that unless intra-African trade under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) begins on a timely basis, Africa's credibility as a serious player in the global economy will suffer a demoralizing blow. Specifically, if the current delays and launch dates go beyond January 2021, Africa's various trade and investment partners may start to doubt if the AfCFTA will ever become a reality. Ideally, the current trajectory of the AfCFTA neRead the Original Article