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  • ***The entire staff and management of the Nigeria Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) regret to announce the sudden demise of our Director-General/Chief Trade Negotiator, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe after a brief illness. *** Funeral arrangements for Amb. (Dr) Chiedu I. Osakwe (1955 – 2019): Friday, 18th October, 2019: Christian wake at All Saints' Church, Douala Street, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, Nigeria. Time: 5pm. *** Thursday, 24th October, 2019: Christian wake at Chief S.B.C. Osakwe's compound, Ikenga village, Ogidi, Anambra State. Time: 6pm. *** Friday, 25th October, 2019: Lying in state at Chief S.B.C. Osakwe's compound, Ikenga village, Ogidi, Anambra State. Time: 7.30am - 9.00am *** Sunday, 27th October, 2019: Family thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Ikenga village, Ogidi, Anambra State. Time: 6.30am. ***

“100 DAYS TO THE CFTA”- CHIEF NEGOTIATORS RECONFIRM THEIR COMMITMENT TO CONCLUDE NEGOTIATIONS ON THE CFTA BY END OF 2017

The African Union Commission is organizing the Seventh Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) from 02-07 October 2017 in Ethiopia. The Objective of the meeting is to consider the draft Texts of the CFTA Agreement and its Annexes and Appendices proposed by the Technical Working Groups (TWGs). Furthermore, the Chief Negotiators will discuss criteria for designating sensitive products and exclusion list in the modalities for tariff liberalization.

AFRICAN UNION MINISTERS HOLD INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS ON THE MATTER OF RESERVATIONS MADE ON CFTA MODALITIES ON THE LIBERALIZATION OF TRADE IN GOODS

At the backdrop of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, on 21st September 2017 in the Conference Room of the African Union Permanent Mission in New York (USA), AU Ministers of Trade and Industry from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe held Informal Consultations on the matter of reservations made on the CFTA Modalities on liberalization of Trade in Goods. The meeting was chaired by H.E. Dr.Okechukwu E. Enelamah, Minister for Trade and Industry of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chairman of the African Union Ministers responsible for Trade.