About Africa Free Zones Association

The Africa Free Zone Association (AFZA) was formed in October 2004 in Cape Town, South Africa. The association was established as an international non-profit organisation, with English and French as its working languages, agreed to be registered under the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with headquarters in Nigeria. The Association was formed to promote African competitiveness by encouraging the best practices in Free Zones Scheme which will help in attracting FDI into the Continent.

The Free Trade Zones World over, encourages foreign and local by removing certain disincentives that is associated in some aspects of businesses especially in manufacturing.

Countries in East Asia, Central America and the Caribbean basin have successfully used Free Trade Zones as an instrument for economic development. Attempt to do same thing in Africa have, with the obvious exception of Mauritius, been significantly less successful. Whatever the reasons may have been, African Free Zone Association (AFZA) was formed to look into ways of improving the operation of the Free Zones in the continent and making them successful.

 

The Africa Free Zone Association (AFZA) was formed in October 2004 in Cape Town, South Africa. The association was established as an international non-profit organisation, with English and French as its working languages, agreed to be registered under the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with headquarters in Nigeria. The Association was formed to promote African competitiveness by encouraging the best practices in Free Zones Scheme which will help in attracting FDI into the Continent.

The Free Trade Zones World over, encourages foreign and local by removing certain disincentives that is associated in some aspects of businesses especially in manufacturing.

Countries in East Asia, Central America and the Caribbean basin have successfully used Free Trade Zones as an instrument for economic development. Attempt to do same thing in Africa have, with the obvious exception of Mauritius, been significantly less successful. Whatever the reasons may have been, African Free Zone Association (AFZA) was formed to look into ways of improving the operation of the Free Zones in the continent and making them successful.

 

Organisational Activities:

Apart from organising annual conventions, exhibitions and training, the Association has been assisting in organizing Free Zone Information Centers for the dissemination of trade information to members. AFZA advises on the settlement by arbitration of trade disputes as it relates to Free Zones activities especially among member countries. AFZA collates and circulates statistics and information on Free Zone generally, in particular in respect to Free Zones in Africa. AFZA presents, expresses and gives effect to the views and opinions of Free Zone owners and operators, generally and specially those of African Free Zones.

Apart from organising annual conventions, exhibitions and training, the Association has been assisting in organizing Free Zone Information Centers for the dissemination of trade information to members. AFZA advises on the settlement by arbitration of trade disputes as it relates to Free Zones activities especially among member countries. AFZA collates and circulates statistics and information on Free Zone generally, in particular in respect to Free Zones in Africa. AFZA presents, expresses and gives effect to the views and opinions of Free Zone owners and operators, generally and specially those of African Free Zones.

afza objective

Our Objectives

We are involved in formulation of appropriate policies for the development and promotion of Free Trade Zones in Africa. We develop a network of practitioners and investors across Africa and the rest of the world.

afza constitution

AFZA Constitution

The name of the association is AFRICA FREE ZONES ASSOCIATION (AFZA). The Africa Free Zones Association shall be established as a nonprofit organization with English and French as its working …