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  • ***The just concluded Africa Trade Forum 2018 accentuated the point that there is a change underway of notable significance in the African Union, in particular, and more broadly on the Continent regarding the AfCFTA *** “While rules-based trade remedy safeguards are a necessity to countervail trade cheat & injurious trade behaviour by some trading counterparts, protectionism as an approach & objective to trade & economic policy is a dead-end. Protectionism does not protect.” - Amb. Osakwe at the Nigerian Institute for International Affairs’ one-day conference on Nigeria & the African Union Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) *** Honourable Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah launches the Technical Working Group to prepare an assessment and readiness report on the AfCFTA for Mr. President *** President Buhari inaugurates committee to assess the impact and readiness for the AfCFTA *** President Muhammadu Buhari identifies Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN), Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council as key structural reforms in the Nigerian economy ***