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Trade and Industry


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.


Trade and Industry July 06, 2019

Niamey, Niger, July 6, 2019 - The African Electronic Trade Group, the A-eTrade Group hosted in a partnership with the

Civil Society organizations urged to play complimentary political roles
Trade and Industry July 04, 2019

Niamey, Niger - 4 July 2019 – The African Union Commission in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission

Trade and Industry June 08, 2019

Africa has made commendable progress in securing deposits of instruments of ratification on the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The agreement officially entered into force on the 30th of March 2019 with twenty four (24) instruments of ratification deposited with the African Union Commission. The African Union is setting the pace for the launch of the operational phase of the operational phase of the continental market in July this year. To build on this momentum and deepen the continental economic integration, the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) held a two-day meeting in preparation for the upcoming Extraordinary Summit on AfCFTA in Niamey, Niger.

Trade and Industry May 31, 2019

The AU Technical Customs Working Group on Pre-Shipment Inspections has concluded a meeting deliberating on the termination of contracts with inspection companies.

Trade and Industry May 31, 2019

In this commemorative article, the African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry outlines what has been achieved since the AfCFTA Agreement was opened for signature on 21st March, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda and what is expected as the African Union moves to launch of the operational phase of the continental market in July this year.

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