Africa Trade Week 2016
Continental Free Trade Area and Trade Facilitation
Monday, November 28, 2016 to Friday, December 2, 2016
African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The theme of the ATW 2016 is the “Continental Free Trade Area and Trade Facilitation”. Effective implementation of the CFTA can be an important vehicle for increasing intra-African trade, deepening integration and transforming African economies. Continental tariff liberalization is however not enough. Improved trade facilitation will be key to reducing intra-African trade costs and maximizing the gains from the CFTA project. The AUC acknowledges this and will initiate with ATW2016 a multi-stakeholders’  initiative to assist African countries in their implementation of the trade facilitation cluster of the Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT) and the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

Past ATFs: Africa Trade Forum 2012 | Africa Trade Forum 2011

Related Resources

ARIA-VIIAfrica Regional Integration Index - 2016