AfCFTA Secretariat Building in Accra
African Continental Free Trade Area Resources
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) facilitates intra-African trade and regional value chains. It creates a liberalized, single market for goods and services and facilitates investment and the movement of people and capital throughout Africa.

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Resources

Our Market Intelligence Reports explain the progress and latest developments on the AfCFTA: 

The AfCFTA Secretariat coordinates and facilitates the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement among African states.  It also engages stakeholders to promote the AfCFTA and undertakes trade and investment promotion activities to enhance intra-African trade, among other duties. 

The AfCFTA Secretariat’s location in Accra, Ghana is seen by many as an opportunity for Ghana to become the commercial hub of West Africa and beyond. Many international companies view Ghana as a vibrant market itself, but also as a springboard for entry and expansion in the wider African market.  

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana at email: and telephone: +233(0)30-274-1870 can assist U.S. companies to do business in Ghana and understand developments related to the AfCFTA, including the commercial opportunities it creates.