Simplice Nouala, Head of Division for Agriculture and Food Security at the AU Commission, said this in Nairobi.
“The Eco-labeling standards are set for goods and services which meet set of environmental, societal, economic and legal principles,” Nouala said.
He said that the Eco-mark Africa certification would contribute towards improving the environmental and social profile of African products and, therefore, expands market access for African products.
The AU official said that the EcoMark certification system is a tool for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) initiative.
Nouala added that the launching of the scheme fits within the goal of the AfCFTA which calls for deeper economic integration and the free movement of goods and services.