Directorate of Trade in Services
The Directorate of Trade in Services oversees the implementation of the Protocol on Trade in Services. It formulates the rules and principles for liberalising trade in services on the continent. The Protocol also aims to enhance the competitiveness of services, fostering domestic and foreign investment while accelerating efforts on industrial development. Negotiations on trade in services are ongoing at multilateral and bilateral levels. Work towards the development of a regulatory framework has begun. The Directorate has 43 initial offers that the AfCFTA Secretariat technically verifies.