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Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry, Mining (ETTIM)


February 15, 2023

By eliminating barriers to trade in Africa, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will lift 30 million people from extreme poverty and another 68 million people from moderate poverty. To boost intra-African trade, the continent has embarked on the gradual elimination of tariffs on 90 percent of goods, and the reduction of barriers to trade in services aimed at increasing Africa’s income by $450 billion by 2035.

December 07, 2022

The 16th Session of the Committee of Directors-General of the National Statistics Offices (CoDGs), opens on December,6, 2022, at Sipopo International Conference Centre, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea,

December 01, 2022

African Special Economic Zones: Engine for Resilience and Accelerator for Sustainable Industrial Value Chains Development.

December 01, 2022

Africa must industrialize: 10 key points that African leaders committed to at the just concluded summit on industrialization and economic diversification.

November 28, 2022

Renewed commitment towards Sustainable Industrialization and trade: A recap of commitments by leaders at the just concluded Summit on Industrialization.

November 23, 2022

This is a joint Statement of the AUC, AUDA-NEPAD, UNIDO, UNECA on the occasion of the Africa Industrializatio

February 17, 2023

The opening session of the High-Level Dialogue on Shaping Africa’s new investment landscape for sustainable development and consultations on the 3rd Edition of the Africa’s Development Dynamics 2023 report will delve on how the African continent can mobilise more sustainable investments to fuel its economic transformation and achieve Agenda 2063.

February 17, 2023

The opening session of the High Level event that delves into a study on key actions to drive inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa. The study will critically examine Africa’s development history – and that of other regions - and identify key actions to place African countries on a path of sustained GDP growth rates of 7 – 10% on average over the period 2022 – 2052.

February 17, 2023

The opening session of the High-Level Panel on the role of the African Private Sector in Investment and Industrialization in the realization of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area. The session will also delve into avenues to increase Intra-Africa Trade and the role of the Public- Private Partnership in the implementation of AfCFTA.

February 17, 2023

The High Level event on Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook will provide up-to-date evidence based assessment of the continent’s recent macroeconomic performance and short- to- medium term outlook, amid dynamic global economic developments.

December 13, 2022 to December 16, 2022

The Department of Economic Development, Trade, Tourism, Industry and Mining (ETIM) of the African Union Commission and European Union Commission

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October 10, 2022

Thirty-First Ordinary Session
1 – 2 July 2018
Nouakchott, MAURITANIA

July 08, 2021

This Report reflects the work that the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows has carried out since it was established in February 2

September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.