This will be a game-changer for African free trade

The AfCFTA is a vote of confidence in the value of international economic integration when trade conflicts are rife globally, writes Bohani Hlungwane The countdown has begun towards the “go-live” date of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 1 July 2020, which will potentially be a game changer for the continent, with its consumer market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $2.5 trillion (R37...

Read More

Cameroon slaps VAT on e-commerce trade

By Amindeh Blaise Atabong Jan 14 2020 / itwebafrica The sale of goods and services in Cameroon via local or foreign e-commerce platforms will be liable to Value-Added Tax (VAT) of 19.25%. This is according to recently introduced legislation, the 2020 Finance Law of Cameroon which came into effect in late 2019. According to the new legislation, operators of e-commerce platforms, on behalf of suppliers, will have to calculate,...

Read More