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...


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

POLICYMAKERS IN A DILEMMA: Cocoa Production and Forest Conservation in West Africa

In West Africa, where two-thirds of the world’s cocoa is produced, there has been a great public concern of the impact of cocoa production on tropical […]