The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its benefits for companies, February 9th, 2022, Online event

  • event date
    09.02.2022

Time: 9th February 2022 at 15.00 o’clock Helsinki time

Venue: Microsoft Teams

Registration: The event is free of charge but needs registration by 7th February 2022 HERE. The Teams link will be sent those registered on the 8th February 2022.

AfCFTA – The agreement aims to create a single market for goods and services to deepen the economic integration of Africa. The AfCFTA aims to reduce tariffs among members and covers policy areas such as trade facilitation and services, as well as regulatory measures such as sanitary standards and technical barriers to trade.

Join us and learn more about the AfCFTA and widen your networks by getting to know the entrepreneurs from Africa.

The event is co-organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC),  the Africa Business Network of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with Business Finland, Finnpartnership and the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce.

15.00 
Welcome words
Aissatou Diallo, Senior Programme Coordinator AfCFTA, ITC
Anne Hatanpää, Secretary General, Africa Business Network, Finland Chamber of Commerce

15.10 – 15.25 
Overview of ITC’s footprint in Africa and the One Trade Africa project 
Lily Sommer, Technical Expert for the One Trade Africa programme, ITC

15.25 – 15.35 
Status of AfCFTA negotiations and how to trade 
Aissatou Diallo, Senior Programme Coordinator AfCFTA, ITC

15.35 – 16.05
Company cases

16.05 – 16.25 
Comments by  
Birgit Nevala, Director, Finnpartnership
Christopher Palmberg, Head, Developing Market Platform, Business Finland

16.25 – 16.55 
Q&A, among others touching on opportunities to connect African entrepreneurs more closely to Finland 

16.55 – 17.00
Closing words 

Aissatou Diallo, Senior Programme Coordinator AfCFTA, ITC
Anne Hatanpää, Secretary General, Africa Business Network, Finland Chamber of Commerce

WELCOME!

For futher information, please contact Anne Hatanpää: anne.hatanpaa(a)chamber.fi