关键词：非洲大陆自贸区 货物贸易 服务贸易 中非经贸
African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement: Its Background, Challenges and Implications
(Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100101)
Abstract: It is always the dream of the African people to pursue the integration and unity and self-reliance. The AfCFTA Agreement laid solid foundation for creating a single African market and the African Economic Community. The AfCFTA Agreement covers a wide range of issues such as the trade of goods, services, investment, competition policy, intellectual property and dispute settlement. Despite the advantages that it brought to the increase of intra-African trade and investment, it faces some major challenges. The establishment of the AfCFTA also provides some precious opportunities for transforming China-Africa business relations. China should grasp such an opportunity to encourage more Chinese enterprises to carry out local businesses in Africa and may also consider negotiating free trade agreement with the AfCFTA.
Key Words: AfCFTA, trade of goods, trade of services, China-Africa business