Liberalising intra-Africa trade in wild meat - Stakeholder consultations
Stakeholder consultations - Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia
During these online consultations, Dr Biandri Joubert will present the current draft of her research on barriers to liberalising intra Africa trade in wildlife products, specifically wild meat.
She will provide an overview of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with its aim "to eliminate trade barriers and boost intra-Africa trade," and "to contribute to establishing regional value chains in Africa, enabling investment, and job creation."
She will also provide a technical and practical overview of the Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) Reporting, Monitoring, and Eliminating Mechanism. "Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) refer to a wide range of restrictive regulations and procedures, imposed by government authorities, that make importation or exportation of products difficult and/or costly."
Thereafter, the consultation will turn towards participants' views on the findings and potential recommendations being proposed as well as identification of gaps in information or scope that might arise.
The expected outcome of the consultations is to gather further insight into the challenges of exporting wildlife meat between trading partners within the continent and for stakeholders to have the opportunity to further contribute to the discussion. Ultimately, the purpose of these consultations is to lead the project towards a final set of policy recommendations.
By invitation only
Are you a stakeholder from Namibia, South Africa, or Zambia in the current or potential intra-Africa trade in wild meat?
Or do you know a key stakeholder we should be sure to invite to our consultation?
If so, please click here to email Dr Francis Vorhies, AWEI, Director, about participating.
- Namibian Consultation - 26 Oct 2022 - 14:00-15:30 SAST
- South African Consultation - 27 Oc 2022 - 10:00-11:30 SAST
- Zambian Consultation - 27 Oct 2022 - 14:00-15:30 SAST