The COVID-19 lesson for African trade

The all-out crisis generated by the disease (or the fear of catching it) at Covid-19, (SARS-CoV-2; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2), is now imposed everywhere, in the discussions of health professionals, politicians, economists and the general public when the latter can reunite. It is true that such meetings are becoming more and more exceptional […]

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Acfta for self-sufficiency

The entry into force of Acfta (African Continental Free Trade Area) is announced for May 30th. Needless to say, the leaders of our countries, charged with negotiating the rules that will support the realization of this ambition, have a lot of work ahead of them. They can of course, for financial or convenience reasons, call […]

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Reshaping of the Africa / Middle East Region

The Moroccan Government has recently adopted the draft law on the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAF), paving the way for its ratification by the parliament. In this context, Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, current President of the Commission of the African Union (AU), considers the entry into force of the “ZLECAF” in […]

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FDA helping African agribusiness SMEs

Recently, the US Federal Agency for Food and Drugs (FDA) has put in place on its dedicated portal, under the heading: “Water Activity / Formulation Control Method“, a procedure to facilitate, at the same time accelerate, the recordings for the export of food products, particularly African, to the American market from which they were practically […]

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The Euroxit

At school, we are taught that Europe was built on the cultural and artistic foundations of Greece on one side and Roman law on the other. In the background, Europe would then be a pure autodidact, having undergone no external influence, from Asia or elsewhere, for knowledge or culture. The fact of having self-designated old […]

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Africa or the last colonial continent

Among the important points that are regularly referred to in order to characterize the inefficiency of private sector activity in our country is the difficulty of recovering payment due for merchandise sold or service rendered. Even that, in many cases, hideous operators has made it a business. They are encouraged in this by judicial slowness […]

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Amateurism at the top of ONSSA

End of this month of November took place from 22 to 26 the first edition of the JIED (International Study Days of Dakhla) under the theme: “Food Safety in the Service of South-South Cooperation”. European and American guests, along with their Maghreb colleagues, took part in this event, which was well attended by many African […]

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The commercial decline of colonial Europe

Discussion topics and tension abound these days in Europe: Crisis of migrants, Greek Crisis, “Brexit”, unemployment above 10%, sluggish growth, repeated strikes, questioning of Schengen space, scourge of terrorism, conflicts with Russia, Turkey and so on. It is undeniable that  colonial Europe go through a bad time and it is known, people with loss of […]

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The African agribusiness seeking its way

Around ten years ago, a large food processing group of Casablanca asked for my expertise on the customs blocking of one of its products (frozen squid imported from Latin America) due to unsatisfactory results of microbiological testing as stated by an official laboratory. The local general manager of SGS, the company that certified the quality […]

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