Trade in Goods and Services

Call for Papers: Taking Stock of the Implementation of the AfCFTA: Continental Efforts, State Commitment and Private Sector Involvement, UPSA Law School, Accra, Ghana (Hybrid)

The sponsoring organizations of the International Conference on the Future of African Trade and the AfCFTA invite submissions and participant nominations for a collaborative exchange and discussion at a two-day hybrid conference to take place on May 16 and 17, 2024. The conference working language will be English and will include paper presentations on topics detailed below.

Negotiating the AfCFTA in the Shadow of International and Regional Struggle for Power: A Caution!

The AfCFTA has a broad objective of creating “a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments” and a potential to significantly impact international trade relations simultaneously at the continental and global levels. Yet, situated in the context of a challenging and protracted history of non-implementation of regional trade agreements, and a complex international and regional trade wars with divisive implications in contemporary multilateral trading system, there are reasons to be modest about the impact of the AfCFTA.