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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.


January 04, 2021

On 1 January 2021, at the launch of the start of trading on the basis of the AfCFTA, the Pan-African Private Sector,

December 18, 2020

The African Union Commission organized Virtually the 9th Industry Stakeholders Strategic Retreat.

December 07, 2020

December 07, 2020; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A new trade intelligence tool that enables firms to easil

December 03, 2020

Africa Continental Free Trade Area (Afcfta) Secretariat and the African Union in partnership with the UNDP, launched

November 20, 2020

The commemoration of Africa Industrialisation Week kicked off on Monday, 16th November, 2020, virtually.

January 12, 2021

What: Press briefing on the status of AfCFTA
When: 12th January, 2021
Time: 13:00h GMT

January 01, 2021

Venue: Ghana, Accra
What: The AfCFTA Start of Trading Ceremony Webinar
When: 1st January, 2021

December 22, 2020

“The Road towards a Continental Recovery Strategy for SMEs in the post-COVID-19 era”

December 16, 2020 to December 17, 2020

Theme: “The Readiness of Industrialization, and Its Productive Capacity for the Start of Trade on 1st January 2020 By

December 16, 2020 to December 17, 2020

9th Strategic Stakeholders Retreat 16th-17th December 2020, Virtual Event

December 04, 2020

Theme: “AfCFTA’s Role in post COVID-19 Recovery, Resilience & Structural Transformation’’

September 06, 2021 to September 12, 2021

The African Union, African Export-Import Bank and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda invite you to join us for

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.