Past Events

tralac Annual Conference 2018

tralac Annual Conference 2018


The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – Opportunity for Africa

tralac held its 2018 Annual Conference from 22 to 23 March in Kigali, Rwanda. The Conference was held following the Extra-Ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government on 21 March in Kigali, which launched the AfCFTA. The tralac Conference provided representatives from the African Union Commission (AUC), Regional Economic Communities (RECs), governments, private sector, and trade policy makers / negotiators with a valuable forum to discuss and debate the AfCFTA. The 2018 Annual Conference Report and presentations delivered during the event are available to download below.

George Lipimile, Chair of the tralac board and CEO of the COMESA Competition Commission, welcomed all participants to the Conference. In his opening remarks, George expressed his and tralac’s enthusiasm for the just-launched AfCFTA. He highlighted the significant role that tralac has played in partnership with the AUC Department of Trade and Industry on the African trade and integration agenda,

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