Trade deal aims to reduce African poverty

15 September 2016

Five African countries have been granted the right to sell products to the EU without paying duty by the European Parliament in a deal strongly tied to human rights in those countries.

The parliament has granted duty-free access to EU markets for products from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho. Products from South Africa have been granted improved market access.

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