AfCFTA: The dawn of a new era

The African Continental Free Trade Area: The dawn of a new era

After years of planning, campaigning and negotiating, the time has come for execution. Trading under the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (“AfCFTA” or “the Agreement”) has officially commenced.

In what started years ago as a bold and, an unrealistic aspiration, the AfCFTA has morphed into a striking reality. Africa has created a working fifty-four member state1 free trade agreement, the largest since the creation of the one hundred and sixty-four member state World Trade Organisation.

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Unfolding Changes

Now the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization, the Agreement is expected to lead to structural changes in the current business environment. What is AfCFTA? How does it impact you? What should be your response?