February 10 2021

African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement – Malawi and Zambia Deposit Instrument of Ratification

Source: Report from IBFD Tax Treaties Unit

On 15 January 2021 and 5 February 2021, Malawi and Zambia deposited their instrument of ratification for the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) as 35th and 36th country respectively. The AfCFTA has so far been signed by 54 countries and entered into force on 30 May 2019 and became effective on 1 January 2021. Further developments will be reported as they occur.

Note: To date, 36 countries (Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Rwanda, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) have deposited their instrument of ratification.