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Hogan Lovells AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area)

The AfCFTA Report is a guide to what businesses need to know about the African Contintental Free Trade Area: the treaty which is in the process of uniting Africa into one single market.

Our flagship report outlines the key changes brought in by implementation of the treaty, and sets out potential advantages and challenges for business.

This report draws on our expertise in trade and international arbitration across the African continent, from teams in Paris, Brussels and London. It provides an overview of the AfCFTA, including the background to the treaty and the key changes that will be brought in through the implementation of the agreement. It offers analysis of the potential benefits for companies across the themes of substantive protections, market access and dispute resolution.

Much of the substance of the AfCFTA is still under negotiation, so throughout the report we highlight areas to look out for in the coming months. This includes the negotiation of a new Investment Protocol, which will be of significant interest to both African and third party investors.

If you would like to explore any of the issues further, please speak to one of the contacts listed, or to any partner from our global industry sector.

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