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African leaders support Nigeria’s position on EPA

30 April 2014, 13:11

Addis Ababa - Nigeria’s position on the trade liberalisation deal with the European Union under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), has hit a common consensus among African Ministers of Trade and experts in trade and regional integration.

They have all aligned with Nigeria’s position that the deal as it is will have a long-term negative impact on the continent’s efforts towards industrialisation and job creation, reports ThisDay.

The ministers who spoke during the Extra-ordinary Session of the Conference of African Union Ministers of Trade in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, agreed that signing the EPA could undermine Africa’s regional integration.

Fatima Haram, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, said signing the agreement as it is today,would make it difficult for African countries to integrate because of  the different Custom Areas.

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