Document Type : Original Article


Lecturer, Department of Law World University of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh


African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade agreement among the states of Africa. The primary goal of this agreement is to make a single market for goods and services by removing trade barriers across Africa. AfCFTA has a dispute settlement body, trades in goods and services, intellectual property, investment policy, competition policy and digital trade in its different phases. These things are promising but have some legal barriers that can make the objectives fail. This paper aims to discover those legal barriers that can make a difference in this continental trade. Also, this paper will try to show the relation of African reality with the texts outlined in the agreement. In addition to these aspects, the paper aims to give solutions from the legal perspective of these problems and suggestions to improve regarding upcoming texts related to this agreement.


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