Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Director of Trade Customers and Monetary, Francis Mangeni is optimistic that the tripartite free trade area will promote industrialization among member countries.

The agreement cast in the mold of the European Union’s version was signed during the 10th ordinary session of African union heads of state summit held in the Rwandan Capital, Kigali earlier this year.

Mr. Mangeni says the tripartite free trade area will see enterprises from member countries not only producing goods but also using the readily available market.

He spoke to 5fm News that on the sidelines of a two days high level consultation workshop on the tripartite free trade area in Lusaka on Friday 06-07-2018. 

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