Support to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

UNCTAD is a valued partner for the provision of leadership intelligence and insights on trade, investment, economic integration and development issues.

UNCTAD offers advisory services and technical assistance for maximizing trade integration, policy design and capacity-building opportunities in Africa.

UNCTAD has lent its support to the African Union Commission and its members in negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, and in building their capacities to integrate regionally and into the world economy on an equitable basis.

UNCTAD also provides analytical and advisory support to the AfCFTA Secretariat and its members for better understanding the economic implications and development outcomes of the different liberalization options, tariff schedule offers and rules of origin.

Joint AfCFTA Secretariat and UNCTAD’s support for the continental vision of ‘an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa’ and commitment to promote trade, investment, industrialization, economic integration and structural transformation in Africa: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

A call to action to raise more awareness about the AfCFTA Agreement, strengthen national and regional institutional capacities in the different negotiation processes and foster the role and participation of e-commerce businesses in the implementation of the AfCFTA.


Afcfta Database

Integrated trade statistics, tariff offers and rules of origin under the African Continental Free Trade Area