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African Continental Free Trade Area
(AfCFTA) Meetings of the Committee on
Competition Policy

The Sixth (6th) AfCFTA Meeting of the Committee on Competition Policy has commenced from
the 6th to16th September 2022 in Tema, Ghana. The meeting which is organised through the Directorate of Trade in Goods and Competition, will be attended by representatives of State Parties and Non-State
Parties, representatives of RECS as observers and international organizations like
UNECA, UNCTAD and AFDB.

As stated in Article 2 of the Protocol on Competition Policy under the AfCFTA, the objectives of the Protocol are to
a) Develop and strengthen African countries’ capacity to ensure an effective
competitive process, defend consumer welfare, and enhance efficiency.
b) Enhance competition within the AfCFTA for improved market efficiency,
inclusive growth, and the transformation of the African economies.
c) Ensure that gains from AfCFTA trade liberalization already achieved
through multilateral negotiations and unilaterally, are not negated or
undermined by anti-competitive practices.
d) Strengthen the capacity of State parties to deal with anti-competitive
business practices.
e) Provide a continental platform for research, information exchange,
capacity building, training, consultation, cooperating, and coordinating on
competition policy and law in Africa.
f) Promote economic integration and sustainable development in the
AfCFTA Market.
g) Manage the interrelationships of competition regimes and sectoral
regulatory laws at the national, regional, and continental levels.

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