How will the Trade Remedy Regime of the AfCFTA impact on Trade Governance?
The legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) provide for a detailed regime to implement Trade Remedy and Safeguard measures. One gets the impression that this aspect of trade governance could be an important new continental development, even though very few African States are active users of these measures. How will the AfCFTA trade remedy regime work and what may change? Will the AfCFTA bring about a dedicated intra-African Trade Remedy and Safeguards arrangement? How may such a development impact on African countries’ ability to use multilateral Trade Remedies and Safeguards?
This Trade Report analyses Trade Remedies and Safeguards in the African trade governance context. It discusses the AfCFTA legal instruments provided for in this regard, which are modelled on World Trade Organisation (WTO) principles and procedures.
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