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Helping the African Union to create a competitive African Services Sector (Nairobi, Kenya 18-22 June 2018)
21 June 2018
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission organized from 18-22 June 2018 in Nairobi, the AU Experts Meeting on the Services Sector Development Program.


The workshop was designed to guide the identification of specific flanking measures within the framework of the SSDP that would assist with trade in services liberalization.

The Meeting was attended by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), Independent Services Consultants, Academics and Researchers, as well as Representatives of Services Sector Federations and Associations from Africa.

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Assisting the African Union to create a competitive African Services Sector with the framework of the African Union Action Plan for boosting intra-African trade and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Steve MacFeely and Martine Julsaint Kidane of UNCTAD gave presentations to the AU Experts Meetings on the Services Sector Development Program and Services Negotiation Guidelines for the AfCFTA. Martine discussed issues regarding domestic regulation development and negotiation for services sectors. Steve discussed strategic issues regarding the development of statistical databases to serve the AUC.

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