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Mitsubishi to produce autos in Africa again after 10-year hiatus

Carmaker eyes removal of tariffs under African Continental Free Trade Area

In Kenya, Mitsubishi Motors will produce its mainline pickup truck L200, sold as the Triton in markets such as Southeast Asia.   © AP

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Motors will begin producing compact commercial vehicles in Kenya in early August, as tariffs in Africa are expected to be lifted in the near future under a regional free trade agreement that took effect in 2021.

With African nations stepping up efforts to develop their own auto industries to take advantage of the removal of inter-African tariffs, Isuzu Motor and Toyota Motor will also increase production on the continent.

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