AfCFTA & GOODS
The trade in goods protocol’s main objective is to support the creation of a liberalised single market for the trade in good, in accordance with article 3 of the AfCFTA.
This protocol has several specific objectives to assist this:
progressive elimination of tariffs;
progressive elimination of non-tariff barriers;
enhanced efficiency of customs procedures, trade facilitation and transit;
enhanced cooperation in the areas of technical barriers to trade and sanitary and phytosanitary measures;
development and promotion of regional and continental value chains; and
enhanced socio-economic development, diversification and industrialisation across Africa.