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Africa Trade Pact Negotiators to Fast-Track E-Commerce Talks

  • Digital trade, e-commerce talks moved to phase 2 from 3
  • Commerce under African Continental Free Trade Area due Jan. 1

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Negotiations for e-commerce and digital trade under an Africa-wide free trade pact will be fast-tracked as the coronavirus pandemic heightens the need for a legal and governance framework, according to the zone’s most senior official.