AfCFTA Stakeholder Webinar series

AfCFTA Stakeholder Webinar series

tralac is organising a series of webinars on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations.

Although the operational phase of the AfCFTA was officially launched in Niamey, Niger on 7 July 2019, AfCFTA-based preferential trade will only be possible once outstanding Phase I negotiations (on tariff reductions, rules of origin, conditions for trade in services in the five priority sectors) are concluded.

Trading under the AfCFTA Agreement was due to commence on 1 July 2020, but as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, this date was postponed. It has been indicated that the new date for operationalisation is 1 January 2021.

Against this backdrop, tralac is organising three stakeholder webinars:

  • Webinar 1: Overview of the AfCFTA, update on the negotiations and the institutions of the AfCFTA

    Concluded. The recording will be made available soon.

  • Webinar 2: The AfCFTA and the Regional Economic Communities

    22 October (10:00 – 11:30 followed by open discussion 15:00 – 16:30 GMT+2)

  • Webinar 3: Preparing for trade under the AfCFTA regime and Phase 2 negotiations

    29 October (10:00 – 11:30 followed by open discussion 15:00 – 16:30 GMT+2)

If you are interested in attending, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.


Visit our AfCFTA Resources page for more info on the status of negotiations, legal texts and other resources and analyses.

Event Type Workshop
Date 15-10-2020
Organiser tralac
Venue Online
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