Based primarily at our office in Ghana, the Chamber's Free Trade Unit is dedicated to advancing free trade and its supporting institutions, serving to support the work of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement Secretariat.
The Canadian Economic Freedom of the World report shows free trade is an essential component of economic freedom, which is vital to the trade and investment that ensures broad-based prosperity and human well-being.
Our Free Trade Team
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, The Special Trade & Investment Envoy of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business to The African Continental Free Trade Secretariat, Accra - Ghana
Sebastian Spio-Garbrah is Global Managing Director & Chief Frontier Markets Analyst at DaMina Advisors and leads the Chamber's promotion of free trade to the African Union. He has been recognized as one of the world’s leading frontier markets analysts, was voted among the ‘Top 30 under 30 Analysts’ by New York’s Institutional Investor Magazine in 2006.
Akinyi J. Eurallyah, Researcher
Akinyi J. Eurallyah is a former Chamber Summer Fellow, an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a PhD Candidate in Law at Dalhousie University. She holds an LL.M in International Trade and Investment Laws in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is a published author and a consultant, with biases in the areas of international trade law, international investment laws, international dispute resolution, politico-economics, and Business and Human Rights.
Garreth Bloor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
Garreth Bloor has served as President of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business since 2019 and is a co-founder of the Africa Foresight Fund.
He has co-authored research publications and during his tenure at the Chamber has spearheaded various initiatives on free trade and its supporting institutions.
Driving the successful Implementation of Free Trade by Akinyi J. Eurallyah(Full Report or download the interview in conversation with Garreth Bloor)
H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat (address to The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business)
Initiative for African Trade and Prosperity (Advisory Board includes The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business)
Africa Strikes a Free Trade Deal: Inside the Deliberations by Garreth Bloor (Acton Institute)
Above: An MoU signed in Toronto to accelerate trade and (below) a luncheon hosted by The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business during the African Union Heads of State Summit in 2019