E-Commerce and the Digital Economy Trade Policy at Work

Mobilising E-Commerce for Development in Africa through AfCFTA

This study aims to inform African policy-makers and negotiators in their efforts towards a prospective e-commerce protocol for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). As the continent prepares to harness the opportunities of the digital age, African countries should establish suitable environments and regulatory frameworks that facilitate cross-border e-commerce, boost intra-African trade, and reap development benefits. The study concludes with a four-step roadmap to continental integration on electronic commerce.