Minister Rob Davies briefs media on launch of African Continent Free Trade Area, 26 Mar

Members of the media are invited to a media briefing by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies on the launch of the African Continent Free Trade Area (CFTA) by the African Union Extraordinary Summit that took place in Kigali, Rwanda on 21 March 2018. Minister Davies will clarify the implementation process and how the CFTA will benefit the country.

Minister Davies will also outline South Africa’s position regarding the Section 232 investigation by the United States of America (U.S.) on steel and aluminium products. President Donald Trump has signed Proclamations to impose a 10 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of aluminium articles and a 25 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of steel articles alleging that imports of these products threaten to impair US national security.

Minister Davies will explain the impact of the Section 232 measures.

Members of the media are invited to the briefing as follows:

Date: Monday, 26 March 2018

Time: 15h00

Venue: Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Francis Baard and Festival Streets, Hatfield, Pretoria

There will be a video link to Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town, 120 Plein Street, Parliament.

Source: Government of South Africa