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Lawyers Uneasy as COVID-19 Delays Africa Free Trade Deal

June 11, 2020, Law.com International

Witney Schneidman is quoted in Law.com International regarding the postponement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) due to a concentration on limiting the spread of COVID-19. Mr. Schneidman says, “AfCFTA will give Africa more control over its own destiny, and accelerate economic growth.”

Speaking on the cross-border impacts of AfCFTA, he adds, “Harmonization of processes and freedom of movement will remove obstacles like this. If African governments get on board with helping to drive the AfCFTA initiative, funding partners like the World Bank and others will come to the party.”

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