International Economics (IEC) is providing technical assistance to the AfCFTA Member States in the design of future e-commerce related policies and strategies at the regional and country levels.

We will prepare the ground for upcoming negotiations on e-commerce/digital trade by preparing a detailed situational analysis regarding current institutional, regulatory and policy/ strategy frameworks as well as international best practices. Based on the analysis, we will provide presentations and trainings at different levels (continental, regional, country), fine-tune the analysis based on feedback received from participants and distill recommendations topic-wise in position papers.

The ultimate objective of the project is to equip the AU Member States with a thorough understanding of existing policies, strategies, and best practices at all levels (multilateral, bilateral, and national) to support informed decisions about the design of future e-commerce policy frameworks of AfCFTA member states.