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Anambra keys into Africa Cont’l Trade Agreement



ANAMBRA State Government has joined in the African Continental Free Trade Agreements.

  Commissioner for Agriculture, Nnamdi Onukwwuba, disclosed this during a meeting on Africa’s Free Trade Agreements, held at Government House Conference Hall, Awka

  Commissioner Onukwwuba noted that the meeting would enable stakeholders articulate on how Anambra State, as sub authority, will key into Africa Continental Free trade Agreements.

  He maintained that with Free Trade Agreements, countries can import and export goods and services without any tariff barriers or other non-tariff barriers to trade.

  He clarified that free trade birthed competition and reduces the price of imported goods and services as well as enables consumers to enjoy increased living standards.

Onukwwuba also advised all processors, producers and the state Chambers of Commerce to key into Free Trade Agreements to enable them exports top grade products to other countries.

  Contributing the Managing Director, Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency (ANSIPPA), Jide Ikeakor, commended Gov. Willie Obiano for championing the cause of agriculture in the state and harped on areas of comparative advantage Anambra can bring to table as a state.

  Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Pauline Nwandu and her SSG’s counterpart, Ndidi Onuorah were among dignitaries present at the meeting.

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