Tripartite Free Trade Area
The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) is a proposed African free trade agreement between the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and East African Community (EAC).
On 15 June 2015 at the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, negotiations were launched to create an African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017 with, it was hoped, all 54 African Union states as members of the free trade area.
|Country||Current Trade Zone(s)|
|Burundi||COMESA & EAC|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||COMESA & SADC|
|Kenya||COMESA & EAC|
|Madagascar||COMESA & SADC|
|Malawi||COMESA & SADC|
|Mauritius||COMESA & SADC|
|Rwanda||COMESA & EAC|
|Seychelles||COMESA & SADC|
|Swaziland||COMESA & SADC|
|Tanzania||SADC & EAC|
|Uganda||COMESA & EAC|
|Zambia||COMESA & SADC|
|Zimbabwe||COMESA & SADC|
- "TRIPARTITE COOPERATION". South African Development Community. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
- "Africa creates TFTA - Cape to Cairo free-trade zone". BBC News. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- Luke, David; Sodipo, Babajide (23 June 2015). "Launch of the Continental Free Trade Area: New prospects for African trade?". International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
- Official website (archived)
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