MOSTAGANEM (Algeria) – Wednesday, 11 May 2022 (APS) – The minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Kamel Rezig, said Tuesday that Algerian products will enter the markets of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) “with force,” from early July.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a working and inspection visit to Mostaganem (355-km west of Algiers), the minister said that “Algeria is about to enter with force” into the African market “within the framework of the AfCFTA, made up of 54 countries, from July 1st.”

“Our aim is to find new markets to meet the goal set by the president of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to reach USD7 billion in non-hydrocarbon exports.”

“Our first concern is the African continent in which our products are highly competitive and have promising opportunities,” the minister said.

“At the same time, the government is working to promote domestic products to circulate them in the various parts of the country and replace imported goods and find export opportunities,” Rezig said.