Trade is either, local, intra or inter.
To achieve maximum economic prosperity using trade, requires a balance between the three kinds of trade.
However in #Africa we have depended so much on International trade.
Though what we sell is primarily raw materials to other continents….a narrative that is changing with technological disruptions
Generally, less attention has been given to Intra-African trade.
Until recently the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement was signed with operations starting this year January.
The reason for #AfCFTA is to Accelerate intra-African trade and boosting Africa’s trading position in the global market by strengthening Africa’s common voice and policy space in global trade negotiations.
Question is what are African countries doing to support this free #trade agreement?
In #Nigeria, there is so much we can offer to the rest of Africa and in extension the entire world …
For instance, there is a market in Eastern Nigeria called #Ariaria International Market.
Notable for local productions of African fabrics, shoes, bags, wears etc
With a capacity to supply to the entire African Continent with the right support.
At Youth Up we are beginning to collaborate with these Craftsmen to facilitate partnership deals with interested parties both in Africa and international to open a trade deal to allow for exportation of these products.
Made in #Aba is not substandard, it’s about the specification you request.
Our people produce by even American Spec.