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Advancing Regional Integration

Growing regional trade by advocating for the removal of obstacles to trade is at the heart of what we do. Finding effective solutions to the challenges and business impediments facing the business community is essential in improving the competitiveness of industries in the COMESA region.

Under the CBC-BDI project, CBC kicked off its roundtable discussions on regional integration with the private sector community in Kigali, Rwanda. CBC’s CEO, Teddy Soobramanien, underscored the primacy of the private sector as a major contributor to national income, principal job creator, and catalyst for sustainable development.

The UNECA Chief Regional Integration and AfCFTA Cluster Regional Office for Eastern Africa, Andrew Mold, delivered an insightful presentation on the AfCFTA, highlighting the role of the private sector in effective implementation of the AfCFTA and the potential benefits that lie ahead.

Fruitful deliberations, remarkable prospects, towards more meaningful partnerships anchored on promoting sustainable trade and inclusive development.

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