The African Continental Free Trade Area: Facts and Figures

CFTA milestone timeline June 2015: Negotiations launched February 2016: First negotiating forum held May 2016: Adoption of 12 negotiating guiding principles February 2017: First meeting of the 7 technical working groups July 2017: Agreement to liberalize 90% of products...

Emerging challenges face Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area

One of Africa’s flagship initiatives for integration, the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), recently signed faces challenges at the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) level, especially in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) writes *Sylvester Bagooro Hardly...

Applying double standards is wrong

Tax havens are the spider in the web of tax avoidance, and the international community has officially declared to fight them. However, a coherent and effective policy on tax havens is still a long way off writes  *Tobias Hauschild....