Themes

African regional integration

African regional integration

tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facing countries in the east and southern Africa region today. Work in this area examines the challenges and opportunities associated with Africa’s current regional integration agenda and quest to boost intra-African trade; issues related to the negotiation, design, architecture, and implementation of the TFTA and CFTA; why rules-based governance matters for African trade and integration; and the need to shape a new African integration paradigm that effectively addresses the practical realities of trade, investment, production networks, and integration in the 21st century global economy.