APS : Wednesday, 12 December 2018
CAIRO-Trade Minister, Said Djellab will partake in the 7th African Trade Ministers Meeting (AMOT) scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday on the sidelines of the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF-2018),
which kicked off Tuesday in Egypt’s capital city.
The ministers examine a declaration on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other issues related to international trade and the modalities of tariff liberalization.
They will also discuss the rules of origin and hybrid products, the roadmap for the completion of the outstanding negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) and the review of the guidelines that were the subject of legal verification for the implementation of trade remedies.
During his stay in Cairo, Djellab will co-chair with his Egyptian counterpart an Algerian-Egyptian economic forum on Thursday. The event seeks to enhance bilateral cooperation.
During this bilateral forum, a cooperation agreement will be inked between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI) and the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce.
Djellab chairs an Algerian delegation composed of 38 businesswomen partaking in the 1st Intra-African Trade Fair, which brings together 1,200 African companies.
In a statement to APS, the minister said that Algeria’s participation aimed at showcasing the non-hydrocarbon national production and contributing to the continent’s development.
For Djellab, this African economic event is also an opportunity for Algerian businesspersons to meet their African counterparts with a view to identifying partnership opportunities and reaching possible mutually beneficial agreements.
In the same vein, a meeting will be held on 18 December in Algiers to review the various exhibitions of Algerian products abroad in 2018.
Participants will also draft a roadmap involving 400 national companies seeking to enter foreign markets, institutions and export support bodies.
The aforementioned roadmap will include the thrusts of the national strategy to promote Algerian products export, said the minister, who stressed that 2019 will be the year of non-hydrocarbon exports.