SAIIA CoffeeAmbush 3: What good is the Tripartite Free Trade Area?

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The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) across Southern and Eastern Africa has been heralded as a crucially important step for African growth and economic development. But what exactly is it? How realistic is the agreement? When will we see any benefits from it? And who will benefit most (and least)?

To find answers to these questions in 90 seconds, we ambushed SAIIA researcher Mark Schoeman in the SAIIA kitchen.

More about SAIIA’s Trade and Regional Integration Work

  • The SADC Business Barriers project, including case studies with African businesses
  • An opinion piece by Mark Schoeman, The AU’s Agenda 2063 and Economic Integration
  • An earlier #CoffeeAmbush on the extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)