African Continental Free Trade AreaDisplaying results 1 - 10 of 23
Africa's rise as a global supply chain force: UNCTAD report
16 Aug 2023
With abundant resources and growing consumer market, Africa can become a prominent manufacturing destination for tech-intensive industries and a key link in global supply chains.
UNCTAD chief meets with the President of Kenya
15 Aug 2023
President Ruto: "We strongly believe that UNCTAD is a strategic partner for Kenya."
UNCTAD reiterates commitment to Africa at continental summit
19 Feb 2023
The organization will continue to support the continent’s countries to cope with ongoing multiple and interrelated crises, and build resilience to future shocks.
Simpler rules of origin needed to boost free trade in Africa, study shows
13 Feb 2023
UNCTAD calls for reforms to existing rules to help the continent’s companies take advantage of African free trade agreements.
UNCTAD and AfCFTA Secretariat strengthen ties to boost regional integration and trade in Africa
10 Oct 2022
They will scale up partnerships to maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of African countries.
UNCTAD urges African countries to rethink export diversification to survive economic shocks
14 Jul 2022
The continent’s free trade area, a growing middle class, an emerging consumer market, increased access to financial services and technology, and dynamic private entrepreneurs can help diversify African economies.
The Weekly Tradecast: Economic diversification in Africa
14 Jul 2022
The series explores how major economic events affect developing countries. In the second episode, UNCTAD’s Africa director Paul Akiwumi talks about the urgent need for economic diversification on the continent.
New opportunities for accelerating pan-African trade
14 Dec 2021
By Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Africa’s free trade area can deliver considerable inclusive economic growth for the continent
8 Dec 2021
But the world’s largest free trade area needs measures to boost productivity and expand opportunities.