By Robyn Berger, Executive: Tax; Theunis Claassen, Senior Associate; and Catherine Robson, Candidate Attorney – Bowmans

The agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019.

The AfCFTA aims to increase Africa’s presence...