DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 21 -- INDUSTRY and Trade Minister Innocent Bashungwa has challenged domestic manufacturers to aggressively grab market opportunities under the African Continental Free Trade Area (Af- CFTA).

The trade facilitating initiative seeks to establish a single market for goods and services across the 54 African nations.

The minister, speaking in Dar es Salaam over the weekend, told the domestic manufacturers to focus on selling their products and expanding to the regional markets that have become a that came into force last May, making Africa the world's largest free trade area.

"Be aggressive in looking for markets and opening branches in the East African Community (EAC), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and t...