Support to the African Continental Free Trade Area

The Transformational Potential includes:

  • Boost intra African trade and drive African post-COVID-19 economic recovery
  • Develop opportunities offered by the green and digital transition
  • Deepen the sustainable economic transformation of the African continent, promoting the creation of more and better jobs and fostering inclusive and sustainable growth

The Team Europe Proposal activities include:

1. TEI engagement - around three areas of work:

  • Develop EU common messages on AfCFTA
  • Strengthen EU coordination on AfCFTA and joint strategic dialogue (continental, regional and national level, PANAF expert group)
  • Provide support to the AfCFTA under the Team Europe umbrella. Example: Team Europe Technical Assistance Facility to support AfCFTA

2. AfCFTA Labelled Support (Identify and map the interventions). Core support:

  • Negotiation ownership and management of the AfCFTA agreement
  • AfCFTA agreement rules and related reforms: enabling Policy, legislative and Regulatory environment.

3. Thematic coordination groups identification and monitoring of joint and/or coordinated actions

Geographic coverage: entire African continent - actions to be implemented at continental, regional and (multi-)country level.


About Support to the African Continental Free Trade Area

Geographical area

Sub-Saharan Africa

Thematic priority

  • Green deal
  • Science, Technology, Innovation and Digital
  • Sustainable growth and jobs


Decent Work and Economic Growth