Frontier Africa Reports

Webinar: The AfCFTA: Implementation and Dispute Resolution, Thursday 4th March 2021

With the Africa Free trade agreement now in force, we have received increasing requests from our network to provide specific content and insights relating to the AfCFTA and the dispute resolution mechanisms within its framework.

This was a 1.5 hour Webinar that will unpack implementation of the AfCFTA and possible dispute areas. The webinar will feature speakers from: the AfCFTA secretariat; the legal/arbitration practice, trade/industry and financing.

The discussion areas will include: AfCFTA implementation - establishing an effective implementation and compliance mechanism. Opportunities for legal practitioners in trade and dispute matters under the AfCFTA. Possible dispute areas and the workings of the AfCFTA's dispute settlement mechanism.

Opportunities for development and trade and the role that Africa's DFIs will play in supporting AfCFTA's implementation? What 'best practice frameworks' can other trading blocs share with Africa to ensure AfCFTA's success in Dispute resolution/implementation