From the Document: "Implications for global manufacturing:  Due to factory shutdowns in China and other countries during Q1 [quarter 1], supply chain disruptions and impaired mobility are drastically affecting production capacity.  Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] is causing major demand effects due to shortages of supplies, resulting from lack of access to raw materials. [...]  Full capacity production and distribution might not be likely for 12 to 18 months.  Opportunity for Africa to boost industrialisation by starting new product lines, capturing new markets, and exploiting disrupted supply chains, digitalisation and technology.  A window for smart industrial policies to take hold.  Leverage ACFTA [African Continental Free Trade Area] as a vehicle to propel and interconnect African manufacturing base."
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