The Secretariat

The Secretariat is the administrative organ to coordinate the implementation of the AfCFTA. The Secretariat is responsible for convening meetings, monitoring, and evaluating the implementation process of the AfCFTA and other duties assigned to it by the AU Assembly, the Council of Ministers and the Committee of Senior Trade Officials.

Our Mandate

Coordinate, facilitate and support the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement, its Protocols and Annexes;

#01

Provide administrative and technical support for the implementation and enforcement of the AfCFTA Agreement;

#02

Ensure Strategic Planning and management of the AfCFTA implementation;

#03

Facilitate the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation mechanism for follow-up on the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement and submit annual reports on its implementation to the Council of Ministers responsible for Trade;

#04

Convene and service meetings of the State Parties as necessary to implement the AfCFTA Agreement;

#05

Provide, support and facilitate technical cooperation and capacity development programmes as provided for in the Agreement;

#06

Undertake trade and investment promotion activities to enhance intra-Africa Trade;

#07

Undertake awareness and stakeholders engagement activities to promote the AfCFTA in all Member States;

#08

Facilitate periodic trade policy reviews and present reports to the Council of Ministers;

#09

Mobilize funds from Partners to implement the AfCFTA

#10

Ensure Promotion and dissemination of information on the AfCFTA to the Stakeholders;

#11

Ensure cooperation with other organisations to promote the objectives of the AfCFTA;

#12

Ensure that implementation of the AfCFTA provides equal opportunities to the youth, women and men;

#13

Serve as a depository of notifications from State Parties required under the AfCFTA Agreement and transmit such notifications to State Parties; and

#14

Carry out any other secretarial responsibilities that may be assigned to it by the Council of Ministers responsible for Trade.

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  • Coordinate, facilitate and support the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement, its Protocols and Annexes;

  • Provide administrative and technical support for the implementation and enforcement of the AfCFTA Agreement;

  • Ensure Strategic Planning and management of the AfCFTA implementation;

  • Facilitate the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation mechanism for follow-up on the implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement and submit annual reports on its implementation to the Council of Ministers responsible for Trade;

  • Convene and service meetings of the State Parties as necessary to implement the AfCFTA Agreement;

  • Provide, support and facilitate technical cooperation and capacity development programmes as provided for in the Agreement;

  • Undertake trade and investment promotion activities to enhance intra-Africa Trade;

  • Undertake awareness and stakeholders engagement activities to promote the AfCFTA in all Member States;

  • Facilitate periodic trade policy reviews and present reports to the Council of Ministers;

  • Mobilize funds from Partners to implement the AfCFTA

  • Ensure Promotion and dissemination of information on the AfCFTA to the Stakeholders;

  • Ensure cooperation with other organisations to promote the objectives of the AfCFTA;

  • Ensure that implementation of the AfCFTA provides equal opportunities to the youth, women and men;

  • Serve as a depository of notifications from State Parties required under the AfCFTA Agreement and transmit such notifications to State Parties; and

  • Carry out any other secretarial responsibilities that may be assigned to it by the Council of Ministers responsible for Trade.