The study entitled “Africa Continental Free Trade Zone and Its Impact on Turkish Firms”, prepared by Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK) under the coordination of academicians from the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Istanbul Ticaret University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been published.
In the Project, Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uğur Yasin Asal has served as the Project Coordinator, Department of Political Science and International Relations Faculty Member Dr. Ayfer Genç Yılmaz has served as the Assistant Project Coordinator, and Mr. Billy Agwanda, a graduate of the African Studies and International Relations Graduate Program, has served as the Research Assistant of the Project.
The study lists the reflections of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, which entered into force on January 1st, 2021, on Africa, and the possible positive and negative effects of these reflections on the Turkish business world. The economic and political position that Turkey should assume in order to take advantage of the effects of this agreement has been defined in the study within the framework of the new generation public and private sector relations. The study concludes stating the need for a unique model for the infrastructure of Turkish Commercial Diplomacy activities.