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Moussa Faki, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, in a cheerful mood during the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali on March 21, 2018. Rwanda exported its first consignment of goods under the aggreement.File


Edwin Musoni Saturday, October 01, 2022


Rwanda exported its first consignment of goods under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to Ghana on Friday September 30.

The first consignment of coffee from Igire coffee limited was flown to Accra by the national carrier, Rwandair, marking the formal start of preferential trading under the AfCFTA agreement.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry indicates that “the first AfCFTA Certificate of Origin for Rwanda was issued to Igire Coffee for coffee products destined to Ghana as part of the AfCFTA Guided Trade Initiative. This is the beginning of increased intra-Africa Trade.”


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