Africa Trade Fund (AfTRA)
The Africa Trade Fund (AfTra) is an organization dedicated to unlocking Africa’s trade potential. They believe that trade is the lifeblood of growing economies. By funding trade projects that knock down barriers, improve efficiency and add value, they aim to drive growth and boost livelihoods where it’s needed most.
AfTra provides funding and technical assistance in three key areas:
Making customs, ports and one-stop border posts more open and accessible and easing movement along trade corridors.
Developing products and markets
Getting goods up to SPS standard, stamping quality on products and crossing over to new markets
Building capacity for institutions
Collecting market data, analyzing trade gaps, adding value along the chain and supporting negotiations.
Mission and Vision
AfTra is here to unlock barriers to trade, and build a sustainable platform to help Africa enjoy a stronger role in the global marketplace.
The goal of the Fund is to achieve more sustainable economic growth, contribute to poverty reduction and help Regional Member Countries (RMCs) meet their development goals through enhanced integration in regional and global trading systems.See more