By  on February 11, 2018

In January, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa held a two-day workshop in Mahé, Seychelles, to familiarize member states with the impending rollout of the Digital Free Trade Authority, conceived and designed to transform cross-border trade, minimizing and eventually eliminating physical barriers between the various nations.

Dr. Francis Mangeni, COMESA’s director of trade and customs, stressed the importance of the establishing the DFTA. “Trade facilitation is a key priority for Africa, and a digital FTA is a practical way of increasing intra-regional trade and creating wealth,” he said.

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