EBCAM-AAAM Position Paper
The automotive industry in Africa: domestic production for local job creation and safe, climate-friendly mobility
The mobility-automotive sector has great potential to become a key driver of, industrialization, economic growth and more local employment on the African continent. For mobility solutions, Africa has a major growth potential when you consider the young, growing population and rapid urbanisation across the continent. At the same time, the growth in demand for new vehicles in Africa can secure European jobs while providing investment opportunities and jobs on the African continent. The vision of a large-scale sustainable automotive production on the African continent can become reality – if institutions and enterprises work together for the same objectives.
It is in the African and European interest that Africa's streets are no longer filled by outdated, unsafe and old cars. Instead, modern, ecologically and economically viable mobility needs to be made available for African markets.
With the aim to present the job-creating and job-preserving potential of the automotive industry in Africa to you, the European Business Council for Africa (EBCAM) jointly with the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) has prepared a white paper, in which we outline a number of actions and ideas:
1. a more intensive support of the “Pan-African Auto Pact” for regional market integration;
2. the targeted promotion of green technologies and sustainable mobility, and the establishment of African countries as procurement partners through the relocation of production steps along the value chain.
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