Join us for a High-Level Digital Conference on fostering Intra-trade in Africa



This Digital Conference on the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCFTA) with ITC, ILO, Business Africa and Employer and Business Member Organisations leaders will be held on Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 14:00-15:30 (CET).

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area founded in 2018, with trade commencing as of 1 January 2021. It was created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations.This free-trade area is the largest in the world in terms of the number of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organization.

Having a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments through the African Continental Free Trade Area, is a targeted policy that will attract investments to job-rich areas and accelerate the establishment of a conducive environment for enterprise creation and development, as well as harmonized regional integration across the Continent. 

The objectives of the digital conference " AfCFTA: fostering Intra-trade in Africa" are to:

  1. Raise awareness on the benefits of the AfCFTA for African economies.
  2. Discuss strategies and good practices to effectively implement the AfCFTA at the national level.
  3. Advocate for an efficient implementation of the AfCFTA across the African continent.
  4. Discuss the Impact of Covid-19 and post-pandemic medium to long-term actions and strategies to foster intra-trade in Africa.

To participate in this event, please register here.

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Geneva, Switzerland

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