Creating One African Market

The AfCFTA is one of the flagship projects of Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want. It is a high ambition trade agreement, with a comprehensive scope that includes critical areas of Africa’s economy, such as digital trade and investment protection, amongst other areas. By eliminating barriers to trade in Africa, the objective of the AfCFTA is to significantly boost intra-Africa trade, particularly trade in value-added production and trade across all sectors of Africa’s economy.

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AU MEMBER STATES HAVE SIGNED THE AfCFTA AGREEMENT AS OF JUNE 2022

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HAVE DEPOSITED THEIR INSTRUMENT OF RATIFICATION

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PEOPLE WILL POTENTIALLY BE LIFTED OUT OF EXTREME POVERTY

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INCOME BOOST IN AFRICA BY 2035: A 7% GAIN

Our Trade Areas

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the 13 flagship projects of Agenda 2063:The Africa We Want, of the African Union.

trade in goods

trade in services

dispute settlement mechanism

customs and trade facilitation

Job Openings

VAC-7085 Regional Trade Advisor – Central Africa
Accra, Ghana
Deadline: July 31, 2022
Regional Economic Communities (RECs) Coordinator
Accra, Ghana
Deadline: June 14, 2022

Media

The latest activities of the AfCFTA are featured in the media, including press releases, communiques, statements, and news.