On Friday January 31, 2020 at exactly 23:00 Greenwich Mean Time, the United Kingdom officially left the European Union. But what does Brexit mean for the future of Canada’s economic ties to its largest trading partner in Europe and third most important export destination in the world? Check out this video for my thoughts on what Canadians can expect over the weeks and months ahead.
The recent ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was a historic moment for the continent. The agreement will bring 1.3 billion people into an integrated common market, creating the world’s largest free trade area by number of countries. When fully implemented, AfCFTA has the potential to boost intra-African trade and integration.