The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 7th edition

The African Continental Free Trade Area: A tralac guide | 7th edition

01 Sep 2020

Author(s): tralac

This booklet provides a handy guide on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and how it fits within Africa’s broader development agenda – the architecture of the AfCFTA Agreement, what the Agreement covers, institutional arrangements, committees and other AfCFTA initiatives. The booklet also offers an overview of intra-African (based on available data for 26 countries to end August 2020) and intra-REC trade in goods (agricultural trade, trade in commodities, non-commodity and non-agriculture trade), intra-African tariffs and MFN tariffs on key intra-African imports, and trade in services and trade facilitation performance.

Further information on the AfCFTA negotiations, as well as the legal texts of the AfCFTA Agreement and ratification status of the legal instruments, is available on tralac’s AfCFTA resources page.

Download:  pdf AfCFTA: a tralac guide | 7th edition, August 2020 (7.14 MB)

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