Tag: African Union

Operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area launched at Niger Summit of the African Union

Operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area launched at Niger Summit of the African Union

08 Jul 19  News
The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been launched, after a day-long summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in t...
Recipe for AfCFTA: New report looks at ‘what’s next’ for the Continental Agreement

Recipe for AfCFTA: New report looks at ‘what’s next’ for the Continental Agreement

08 Jul 19  News
The ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report (ARIA IX), titled ‘Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)’, ...
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05 Jul 19  News
Today’s featured commentary, David Pilling (Financial Times Africa Editor): Are tech companies Africa’s new colonialists? Ghana appears to have won the bid to host the AfCFTA ...
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03 Jul 19  News
Diarise: Next year’s 2020 Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will take place in Addis Ababa, 18-24 March, on the theme The future of Af...
President Buhari accepts Report of the Committee to assess Impact and Readiness for the AfCFTA

President Buhari accepts Report of the Committee to assess Impact and Readiness for the AfCFTA

28 Jun 19  News
Address by HE. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the Formal Acceptance of the Report of the Committee to assess Impact and Readiness for the Africa...
Joint Statement of the Coordinators’ Meeting on the Implementation  of the Follow-up Actions of the FOCAC Beijing Summit

Joint Statement of the Coordinators’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the FOCAC Beijing Summit

28 Jun 19  News
To jointly advance the implementation of the follow-up actions of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit, Coordinators from the People’s Republic of ...
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18 Jun 19  News
The US-Africa Business Summit 2019 starts today in Maputo. The event, a Corporate Council on Africa flagship conference, will be addressed by a large number of African Heads of Sta...
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement at core of deliberations in Nairobi

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement at core of deliberations in Nairobi

18 Jun 19  News
Enhancing Trade and Market Access for Accelerated Agriculture Transformation “It is difficult to form a compelling vision of prosperity without a role for trade. But for the mar...
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12 Jun 19  News
The highlight of the opening day of the AfDB’s Annual Meetings, yesterday in Malabo, was the release of one of its flagship reports, the African Economic Outlook. An easy guide t...
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11 Jun 19  News
The AfDB’s 2019 Annual Meetings opened today in Malabo on the theme Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina said the bank had inv...
Ministers of trade deliberate on the operationalization of AfCFTA ahead of Niamey Summit

Ministers of trade deliberate on the operationalization of AfCFTA ahead of Niamey Summit

11 Jun 19  News
Africa has made commendable progress in securing deposits of instruments of ratification on the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The Agreem...
South African government steps up the pace of African trade integration

South African government steps up the pace of African trade integration

06 Jun 19  News
In a step to boost the newly-approved African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), South Africa will be participating in a meeting of African Ministers of Trade in Ethiopia. ...
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03 Jun 19  News
Diarise: The Tripartite Sectoral Ministerial Committee (6 June, Addis Ababa) African Ministers of Trade (AMOT) meeting (7-8 June, Addis Ababa) Underway in Kigali: Af...
AfCFTA one year later: The road travelled and the road towards the launch of the Operational Phase

AfCFTA one year later: The road travelled and the road towards the launch of the Operational Phase

03 Jun 19  News
In this commemorative article, the African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry outlines what has been achieved since the AfCFTA Agreement was opened for signature on 21st Mar...
The AfCFTA: What enters into force now and what does it mean?

The AfCFTA: What enters into force now and what does it mean?

17 May 19  Blog
On 29 April 2019, Sierra Leone and the Saharawi Republic deposited their instruments of ratification of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)....
The proposed AfCFTA online non-tariff barrier reporting, monitoring and eliminating mechanism

The proposed AfCFTA online non-tariff barrier reporting, monitoring and eliminating mechanism

17 May 19  Blog
How will it work? What are stakeholders expecting from this mechanism? The AFCFTA enters into force on 30th May 2019 with high expectations from the continental stakeholders parti...
Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forum

Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholder Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forum

15 May 19  Event
The African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with the ECOWAS Commission and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), organized a Capacity Building Wor...
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14 May 19  News
An explanatory video on the AfCFTA, produced by the ECA_Official Video Channel: How will it benefit us in practice? “Honour Ghana with AfCFTA Secretariat for sacrifices made tow...
West Africa’s ICE focuses on demographic dynamics for sustainable development in the region

West Africa’s ICE focuses on demographic dynamics for sustainable development in the region

13 May 19  News
The 22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of senior officials and Experts (ICE) for West Africa concluded in Liberia on 10 May 2019. It was held under the theme, Dem...
The Institutional Design of the AfCFTA

The Institutional Design of the AfCFTA

06 May 19  Publications
Why do international trade arrangements have their own institutions? What do these institutions do and how important are they for delivering the intended outcomes? This paper discu...