Who We Are

The Africa Centre for International Trade and Development (ACINTaD) is an independent non-profit organisation registered as a company limited by guarantee in Ghana. The Centre is established to promote and influence trade-related policymaking that informs and inspires African nations to achieve prosperity in a way that is equitable and sustainable in an open economy. We do this through high-quality research & analysis, advocacy, capacity building, and advisory services.

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...


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 our stakeholders to 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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