AfCFTA policy network was established in 2019 as the lead and largest international nongovernmental organization (NGO) focused primarily as a think tank on African continental free trade area implementation.
To create, develop, and deliver relevant and superior resource, information streams and systems that attract, engage and impact the biggest audience and positively impact the continental network of traders, regulatory authorities, policy makers and lifestyles to assure maximum value.
To be the premier information, communication service and governance network representative of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement within Ghana and the Diaspora, leading the secretariat and wider, policy network with a globally relevant, continental perspective.
Collaboration, Advocacy Focus, Inclusivity, Integrity, Innovation
- Trade facilitation
- Productive Capacity (Industrialisation)
- Trade-related Infrastructure (Transportation and Communication)
- Trade Finance
- Trade Information and Factor Market Integration
- Tourism Hospitality, Energy, Climate and Environment
- Agriculture and Agribusiness
- Women and Youth Economic Empowerment
- Research and Training
- Fashion and Style
- Creative Arts Industry
- Competition Policy
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Aid in the expansion of trade within the African continent through effective coordination and promotion of trade liberalization amongst various African states.
- Assist with the creation of a single continental market for the trade of goods and services, promoting free movement of investors, businesspersons, goods, and services.
- Develop strategies and policy regimes to plug implementation gaps within the AfCFTA programmes.
- Promote coordination and integration of policies, programmes and legal regimes of member states.
- See for and provide opportunities for the promotion of investment by Africans across the African continent.
- Provide general information about intra-African trade and highlight how businesses have succeeded following regional integration in other continents.
- Share scope into our more in-depth look at Ghana’s trading patterns and highlight countries with businesses that could serve as both help and hindrances to Ghanaian businesses, for possible trade synergy.
- Provide ideas on how Ghanaian businesses can thrive in a fully employed, free-trade Africa, in specific sectors including Retail and Trade, Information and Technology and Processed Agriculture.