African Union Commission Department of Trade and Industry

The Department’s core mandate is to support the AU in boosting intra-African trade, fast track establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) and to ensure Africa’s competitiveness in the global economy. It supports Africa’s transformation by promoting diversification and modernisation of production structures.

The Department’s core functions are to: ensure the formulation, implementation and harmonisation of trade policies to promote inter- and intra-African trade; ensure development of policies on tariffs, non-tariff barriers and free movement of business people; liaise with relevant stakeholders, such as chambers of commerce, industrial associations, exporters, importers, non-governmental organisations and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), to ensure fair trade; provide support to AU Member States in global trade negotiations; collect, analyse and monitor data on global trends in trade and the impact on Africa.

The Department is also responsible for implementing initiatives such as Accelerating Industrialisation of Africa (AIDA) and the Africa Mining Vision (AMV), which promote transparency, social responsibility and tax compliance in the extractive industry.

The Department has three divisions: Trade; Industry; and Customs Cooperation.


Contact

Mrs. Treasure Thembisile MAPHANGA
Director, Trade & Industry
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Roosevelt Street
(Old Airport Area) W21K19
Pobox: 3243
Tel.: + (251) 011 5 18 29 56
E-mail: maphangaT@africa-union.org

Mr. Nadir MERAH
Head of Trade
Trade and Industry
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
P.O.Box 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel.: + (251) 011 5 18 29 64
Fax: +(251) 011 5 18 29 70
E-mail: merahN@africa-union.org

Mr. HUSSEIN HASSAN
Head of industry
Department of Trade and Industry
African Union Commission
Roosevelt Street
(Old Airport Area) W21K19
Pobox: 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel:+25115182950
Fax:+25115182970
Email: HusseinH@africa-union.org

Mr. Aly Iboura Moussa
Ag. Head of Customs Cooperation Division
Department of Trade and Industry
African Union Commission
Roosevelt Street
(Old Airport Area) W21K19
Pobox: 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel:+25115182966
Fax: +25115182970
Email: alyM@africa-union.org