Southern Africa: SADC Free Trade Becomes a Reality

source: allAfrica
The Namibian (Windhoek)

1 August 2008
Posted to the web 1 August 2008

Brigitte Weidlich

THE long-awaited free trade area (FTA) for southern Africa will be launched on August 17 during the annual summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

It will be preceded by a comprehensive information campaign across al 14 member states.

Launching the information campaign for Namibia in Windhoek yesterday, Mvula ya Nangolo, special advisor to the Information Ministry, said the removal of import and export tariffs and trade barriers among the SADC countries would bring regional economic integration a huge step further.

Reading the speech of Information Minister Joel Kaapanda, who could not attend the event, Ya Nangolo said the [continue reading]

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