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AfCFTA could finally be operational in Jan 2021

Initially scheduled for July 2020, the operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could finally take place next January, the organization’s Secretary-General Wamkele Mene announced. According to the Secretary, the procedure was suspended due to the current Covid-19 pandemic but this gives time to member countries to conclude …

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Spain sets conditions for Morocco to open borders

Spanish government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said that her country will only open its borders with Morocco on one condition. Spain agrees to open its borders with Morocco only if there is a reciprocal agreement allowing the Spaniards to travel to the neighboring country of North Africa. Morocco is on …

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Hungary refuses to open borders to Morocco

Classified as one of the 14 “safe” countries by the European Union, Morocco was not accepted by Hungary, however. A decision that seems curious. The Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, for health reasons, said on Thursday July 2 that it rejected the list of 14 “safe” countries. The …

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Germany refuses to open borders to Morocco

While the countries of the European Union agreed, on Tuesday, June 30, to open their borders to a list of countries 15 countries including Morocco, Germany has just decided to withdraw access to Moroccan travelers. Angela Merkel’s government has decided to prevent Moroccan travelers wishing to return to Germany from …

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American Mosaic complains about OCP exports to USA

The American firm Mosaic, based in Florida, complains of imports of phosphate fertilizers into the United States. It has filed petitions with the United States Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting the initiation of countervailing duty investigations into imports of phosphate fertilizers from Morocco and Russia. …

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Europe reopens its borders to Morocco

The European Union (EU) will reopen its borders from July 1 to 14 countries, including Morocco, except the United States, Russia, Israel, Brazil and Turkey, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) announced in Brussels. At first, the 27 members of the European Union decided to reopen their borders to Algeria, …

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