Who We Are

The Africa Centre for International Trade and Development (ACINTaD) is an independent non-profit organisation focused on international trade and sustainable development in Africa.

The Centre aims to strengthen Africa’s position within the multilateral trading system by encouraging active participation of African countries, promoting trade and investment opportunities, and advancing the goal of sustainable development in Africa.


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What We Do

Policy Research

The policy research focuses on international trade organisations such as WTO, ITC, UNCTAD, UNECA, among others. The policy research also investigates government and regional trade-related policies...

Advocacy

We design policy advocacy programmes to raise awareness and influence multilateral trade agreements, latest happenings in the international trade...

Capacity Building

Literature on trade policy and development has pointed out clearly Africa’s lack of capacity to participate and benefit fully from the multilateral trading system...

Advisory Services

We help clients understand the economic, legal and political aspects and implications of multilateral, free trade agreements. We can also offer legal analysis of GATS and services-related trade agreements...

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February 12, 2020

As D-Day approaches, is Africa really ready for the AfCFTA?

Africa heads into a historic year in which the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area  (AfCFTA) finally becomes a reality, with trading under the scheme scheduled to […]
November 25, 2019

African governments need to ratify the protocol on free movement of people

The Africa Centre for International Trade and Development (ACINTaD), has called on governments on the continent to sign and ratify the protocol on free movement of […]
October 21, 2019

Press Release: CAPACITY BUILDING – A NATIONAL PRIORITY FOR A SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA (AfCFTA)

The AfCFTA is expected to boost intra-African trade by 33% once full tariff liberalization is implemented, attracting additional intra-African investments and creating market opportunities to foster […]
July 23, 2019

Strong Institutions and infrastructure needed for implementation of African Continental Free Trade Area – ACINTAD

Africa Centre for International Trade and Development(ACINTaD) has called for the need for strong institutions and quality infrastructure to be put in place for successful implementation […]
July 12, 2019

Sensitize Ghanaians about the African Continental Free Trade Agreement – ACINTaD

The Africa Centre for International Trade and Development (ACINTaD) has called for sensitisation of Ghanaians on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)   Mr. Isaac […]
July 23, 2018

U.S. hints on possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Africa: Expanding the FTA World!

African and US officials, private sector representatives, and members of civil society organisations gathered last week, from July 9-12, 2018 in Washington for the 17th African Growth […]
June 7, 2018

The AfCFTA Objectives, Concerns and Opportunities

The AfCFTA Objectives, Concerns and Opportunities By Chikamso C Apeh According to the international economics, free trade agreement helps to improve the welfare of trade partners/member […]
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