African Union– Continental Free Trade Area (30 May 2019)


France welcomes the entry in force, on May 31, of the African Continental Free Trade Area, whose implementation will lead to the intensification of trade among African countries and will strengthen growth and job creation on the continent.

This decisive step forward in African economic integration illustrates the conviction shared by Africa and Europe that countries must combine their efforts to build a common future.

Together with the European Union, France stands alongside its African and African Union partners to provide political, technical and legal support for the implementation of this free trade area.