Implementing the agreement to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: from vision to action
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Subregional Office East Africa (SRO-EA);
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The twenty-second meeting of the intergovernmental committee of experts for eastern Africa of the economic commission for Africa (ECA) was held in Kigali under the theme of the meeting was “Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: from vision to action”. The meeting included the following plenary sessions: Macroeconomic and social overview of Eastern Africa: establishing the groundwork for the creation of a continental market; Leveraging on regional economic communities’ integration to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement: experience, challenges and lessons; Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: moving from vision to action; Services trade and the African Continental Free Trade Area; Beyond Trade: the Protocol on the Free Movement of People; Launch of reports: the EAC Security Policy Framework and the East African Monetary Union Ready or Not? High- Level round table dinner on “Harnessing AfCFTA for gender quality”.