Mr. Chiza Charles N. Chiumya, Acting Head of Trade – African Union Commission – Trade and Industry « The big picture is that the AfCFTA will be implemented »
Mr. Chiza Charles N. Chiumya was a keynote speaker at the USA-Africa Trade Conference that took place in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on 18 February 2020. The team of your magazine’s journalists that attended and covered that important event interviewed Mr. Chiumya.
What were the main issues of your presentation to the audience during the USA-Africa Trade Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on February 18, 2020?
We came to promote the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). We want the world to know that AfCFTA means a very large market, . We want to make sure that trade works for Africa’s development.
I first shared with the audience the reasons why Africa decided to have a Continental Free Trade Area. Then I explained the structure of the agreement.