Industry enthusiasts converse on Regulating Quality & Food Safety in Africa to boost Regional Trade

AFRICA – Africa has a big domestic market that possesses significant opportunities. Currently, Africa accounts for 2.9 per cent of the world production and 2.6 per cent of the world trade according to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) statistics. Connoisseurs from various African countries converged at the virtual Africa Food Safety & Quality summit to deliberate on how to boost food safety and quality and enhance InterAfrican Trade through regulatory measures. The panel comprised of, Kema Benedicta Ashibuogwu (PMJF, NLCF), Head, QMS ,Food Safety and Applied Nutrition…

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Rwanda stumps for harmonization of standards among African countries

RWANDA – The government of Rwanda through the Minister for Trade and Industry, has called for harmonization of standards to cement bilateral relations among the African countries, for increased intra-African trade, at the opening of a two-day meeting of the council for the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO). ARSO is a pan-African framework that seeks to harmonize African standards, conformity assessment and procedures in order to reduce technical barriers to trade with a view to promote intra-African trade, industrialization and international trade. BĂ©ata Habyarimana, the trade minister has warned that…

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