Building capacity to help Africa trade better

AfCFTA Stakeholder Webinar series


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


  • Webinar 2: AfCFTA and Regional Economic Communities; and trade agreements with third parties


  • Webinar 3: AfCFTA Implementation, Trade Remedies and safeguards, Dispute Settlement, Phase 2 Negotiations and the NTB Mechanism

    29 October 10:00 – 11:30 SAST followed by an open discussion 15:00 – 16:30 SAST

    Trudi Hartzenberg, tralac
    Professor Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate

    Vonesai Hove, COMESA

    Register via Zoom: https://bit.ly/3kDuDJH

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