SACU Executive Secretary Paulina Elago has said that the Southern African Customs Union region is challenged with various aspects due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nampa reports that Elago in a media statement on Wednesday said that some of the pressing challenges the SACU region faces, include the imminent implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. Elaborating on the difficulties Elago said “The challenges include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the SACU Common Revenue Pool, the imminent implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and SACU’s approach and its positioning in relation to industrialisation and the development of regional value chains as well as the need to strengthen SACU’s productive capacity”.