AfCFTA negotiations

In the ongoing AfCFTA negotiations on rules of origin, which are essentially about determining the “nationality” of products to avoid dumping, negotiators have already reached agreement on more than 80% of the 8,000 products listed in the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System of Rules of Origin and Tariffs. Conversely, negotiations on automobiles, textiles/clothing and sugar, which account for about 12-15% of the “tariff book”, have not yet been concluded.