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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.


September 28, 2020

The African Union has amplified action to tackle non-tariff barriers and increase small businesses’ use of th

Africa is Open For Business
September 09, 2020

In January 2012 during the 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the

August 17, 2020

Statement Delivered on Behalf of the AU Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the handover ceremony of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Ghana President Speech at the Handover Ceremony of the AfCFTA Buildings
August 17, 2020

Address by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at the Commissioning and Formal Handing Over of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat Building, in Accra, to the African Union Commission

Official hand over and Commissioning of the AfCFTA Secretariat Building
August 17, 2020

WHAT: The Official hand over and Commissioning of the African Continental Free Trade Area

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

Department Resources

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.