African Continental Free Trade Area in Indonesia: Analyzing Its Impact

Raden Haikal Dhikananda


All States which joined in African Union would like to conduct a huge agenda regarding their economic journey, both for long and short term. The main purpose of this road-map is to boost their internal economic activity, including economic integration among African Countries. This study will elaborate the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) design and the road-map of the project with Indonesia point of view as their economic counterpart. The study would provide results regarding AFCFTA impact to Indonesia after the Agenda settled and started to implemented. All of the States in Africa Region are important partner to Indonesia. In historical context, Indonesia have built up some bilateral cooperation among African Nations. With all of the reality, the presence of the AFCTA would bring a brand new journey with some adjustment. In short, it will create several impact to Indonesia. Moreover, Indonesia involved directly on AFCFTA establishment, Indonesia Africa Forum already held in Bali on 2018 as the medium of the cooperation between Indonesia and several African Countries, the forum full of upcoming economic cooperation proposal discussion among states. This article also aims to reviews and investigates how Indonesia will deal with current and further condition. Based on the theoretical approach used, this article argues that Indonesia will constructs a positive trend toward AFCFTA. Its proven with data which show us Indonesia and African States economic activities have increase during the period of the AFCFTA implementation. Moreover, Indonesia always give their strong commitment upon each step of AFCFTA journey.


African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA); Economic Cooperation; African Union; Indonesia Africa Forum; Positive Trend Toward AFCFTA

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