Accra, 30 August 2022 (TDI): The Africa Free Trade Area AfCFTA Hub Launch and Stakeholder Forum 2022 was held in Accra, Ghana on 29 August.

The AfCFTA Secretariat, in collaboration with AfroChampions, is joining forces with the Government of Ghana. They work to accelerate the deployment of the various modules of the AfCFTA Hub in Ghana. Their initial emphasis is on the AfCFTA Number and AfCFTA Common Transaction Identifier.


The AfCFTA Hub is an interconnected clearinghouse or nexus for national government, intergovernmental, private, and public digital and partnership platforms. It links together ways that simplify and smooth the way for Small and medium-sized enterprises SMEs and startups to drive the success of the AfCFTA.

Moreover, the AfCFTA Hub Launch and Stakeholder Forum was held to create awareness among the business and governance community about the seminal role of the AfCFTA Hub. It also provides a space for stakeholders to confer on implementation and refine the regulatory requirements pertaining to the mandatory AfCFTA number.

It further promotes dialogue on how to build an overarching framework for e-commerce, digital trading, entrepreneurship, and logistics to thrive.

The AfCFTA Number is a unique code per business model designed to lead to a Trusted Business Directory of economic actors compliant with the necessary regulatory criteria for doing business.

This is significantly being used free for all businesses and interlinked with various control points. For example Ghana Card, Ghana SIM Card Registration Database, National Telecom Antifraud system, etc. It is to create a safe and secure business climate for AfCFTA-enabled businesses in Ghana and Africa.