President Paul Kagame of Rwanda alongside President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will participate in the launch of the Africa’sTariff Concession Portal in Niamey, Niger, TOPAFRICANEWS has learnt.
The launch will take place at the sideline of the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) which takes place on Sunday 7th July 2019 in Niamey, Niger.
However this Website is yet to know whether President Kagame will attend the summit as the Presidential family’s daughter is having wedding ceremony this weekend
The password controlled tariff concession portal was created to allow countries ready to extend tariff preferences and or give concessions to do so in a secured manner. To this end, the aforementioned products will attract minimal or no tariff thus making them more competitive, South African spokesperson to the president Khusela Diko revealed.
The Summit will mark also the entry into force of the Agreement on the Establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and will formally launch the operational phase of the African Internal Market
The Summit will also decide on the location and structure of the AfCFTA Secretariat.