Afcfta Framework Agreement
Accompanying policy and training documents, such as the African Union`s Trade Facilitation Strategy or the AU Programme for the Development of the Services Sector, have been developed to define continent-wide benchmarks for the further implementation of the strategies they transpose to the regional and national levels with a view to their effective implementation. The 12th Extraordinary Meeting of the African Union on the AfCFTA was convened to bring the new agreement into its operational phase, which was held in Niamey on 7 July 2019.   In March 2018, at the 10th Extraordinary Meeting of the African Union on the AfCFTA, three separate agreements were signed: the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, the Kigali Declaration; and the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons. .