International Economics, through its Trade Advisory Services Manager, Pablo Quiles, is supporting GIZ in completing a study looking at how the implementation of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) by the different Regional Economic Communities in Africa (RECs) could serve as best practice, guiding the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Chapter of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement.

To do so, the status of implementation of the regional trade facilitation initiatives will be analysed, together with the implementation of the WTO TFA by the RECs. An assessment on the scope of preparedness to implement the AfCFTA trade facilitation agenda will also be implemented.