Egypt’s Potential Value Chain Development under the AFCFTA
This trade brief explores the potential for AfCFTA-enabled regional value chain (RVC) development for Egypt, a North African country with significant value chain links with Europe and the Middle East but limited links with the rest of Africa. It overviews Egypt’s current global and regional value chain involvement and its potential approach to the AfCFTA. It then presents a data and visualisation-driven analysis of Egypt’s current global and regional value chain participation, before drilling into its Africa-specific value chain involvement: both backward and forward participation. Finally, it offers several conclusions relating to the potential for Egypt to both deepen and extend its intra-African regional value chain participation under the AfCFTA, and potentially advance its industrialisation drive.
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