Kenya and South Africa have jointly launched the first consignment under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) framework, signalling commitment to a united African market. 

South Africa on Thursday dispatched a consignment featuring refrigerators, paperboard, and steel products destined for the Kenyan market, demonstrating a clear readiness for business within the AfCFTA framework.

The launch occurred during the 13th AfCFTA Council of Ministers Meeting in Durban, where the President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, presided over the ceremony.

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Investment, Trade, and Industry Rebecca Miano, along with other Ministers and Heads of Delegations at the Council of Ministers meeting, witnessed this significant step towards deeper economic integration.