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H.E. Albert M. Muchanga

H.E. Albert M. Muchanga, born on May 21, 1959, a Zambian national was elected as the new commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission. Mr. Muchanga was the Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office in charge of Parliamentary Affairs in Zambia.


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) mandate is to contribute towards making Africa a significant and competitive industrial and trading partner in the global economy.


Inaugural African integration day
July 07, 2020

The road to African integration began long ago and has witnessed some important milestones. It dates back to 1963 with the inception of the Organisation of African Unity, when our predecessors called for the establishment of the African Common Market.

April 29, 2020

Joint Press Release

The Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2020) Postponed due to COVID-19

April 18, 2020

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis that is both unprecedented and with many ramifications.

February 10, 2020

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector signs MoU with the A-eTrade Group to advance Africa’s economic transformation under Agenda 2063

February 10, 2020

African Leather and Leather Products Institute and African Electronic Trade Group sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost trade and competitiveness of “Made in Africa Leather”

July 01, 2020 to July 07, 2020


March 19, 2020

The Swearing in of the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat to be based in Accra, Ghana where the AfCFTA will be headquartered, is a very important event, which represents an important milestone in the history of the African Union Commission.

February 08, 2020

Media Advisory


Africa Industrialization Day 2019
November 20, 2019

WHAT: Africa Industrialization Day 2019:
Highlights for the media:
o Official opening ceremony

November 18, 2019 to November 22, 2019

November 13, 2019

“Africa Mining Vision at 10: looking back, moving forward”

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