Facilitating trade

AfTra funds projects designed to free up the flow of trade, helping ports, border control and customs organisations to improve efficiencies.

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Facilitating trade

Products & markets

AfTra supports product and market development projects that help African trade capture a higher share of the global value chain.

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Developing products & markets

Building capacity

AfTra invests in capacity building for African trade institutions, aiming to improve systems and infrastructure at a country and regional level.

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Building capacity

Welcome to AfTra

Welcome to the Africa Trade Fund (AfTra), the organization dedicated to unlocking Africa’s trade potential. We believe that trade is the lifeblood of growing economies. By funding trade projects that knock down barriers, improve efficiency and add value, we aim to drive growth and boost livelihoods where it’s needed most.

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We look for projects with the potential to deliver a major impact on trade at a regional or country level.

We are currently closed for submissions.


In accordance with the Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement, we can help funders to invest in trade and infrastructure projects in Africa.

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