The Implications of the AfCFTA

16th March, 2021

This report provides in-depth data on the implications and impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. What is the AfCFTA?
  2. The boost to regional integration
  3. Infrastructure challenges to frictionless trade
  4. The implications of the AfCFTA

Table of Tables

  • Existing trade blocs
  • Existing trade blocs and what they cover
  • Logistics performance

Table of Figures

  • Who has signed and ratified the AfCFTA?
  • Summary of pros and cons
  • Percentage of paved roads in overall national road networks
  • Key trade corridors
  • China’s belt and road initiative
  • Container volumes transported by Africa’s top 20 ports
  • Median time in port for container ships
  • The biggest winners: income gain

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