Thrive in the New Era of Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA)
We're Introducing a New generation...
Virtuous Cycle for Africa's Growth Engine
Boosting Trade Links
African Trade Exchange Group or ATEG (in development) is a private sector-led membership exchange that's ushering a new era of digital trade, commerce and cooperation built on three main pillars:
1) Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA)
2) Digital Trade-in Service (DTS)
3) African Digital Asset Framework (ADAF)
It's simple: To sustainably double intra-COMESA trade, investment and commerce by the end of 2025. Intra-COMESA trade is currently trading at 8% compared to Africa's average of 15-16% (Source: African Export–Import Bank). This lag and stagnation has empowered us to start building our flagship platform called AfriTrade.com. By reimaginging intra-regional trade links, we can virtually tag the untapped DFTA to accerlerate growth and opportunities. AfriTrade's group intrapreneurship will include components with built-in Member incentives to drive deeper integration, develop value chains and leveraging digitization to improve the implementation & performance of COMESA Programmes.
Our goal is to fully digitize the trade exchange of ATEG-listed companies, digital assets, and co-operatives, with our participating trade and investment groups. To enable our ecosystem to produce virtuous cycles, backward & forward integration with all Stakeholders and community partners.
ATEG's upcoming listings, group intrapreneurship & investment programs are incentivized to facilitate this very mission.
Road to 2030 & 2063
ATEG's long-term vision is carried out by forward-thinking intrapreneurs who are not afraid to pioneer new ways to deliver inclusive & integrated markets. More importantly, to collectively meet the United Nation's 2030 SDGs and the vision of African Union's Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, our eTrade platform AfriTrade.com is mandated to deploy Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) as its core record-keeping solution for exchanging electronic Certificate of Origin (eCo) and other trade-related documents. This group directive provides a newly added food safety measure for agri-inputs products, distribution while providing further trade visibility for our key partners and end consumers.
As we re-tool our markets for the post-pandemic future, food insecurity, fake agriculture inputs/seeds and its informal distribution systems have stood out as our top priority area to urgently address. To turn this around, we aim to develop smart supply chains with investment packages for the development of bankable homegrown agriculture projects with value-added export components.
ATEG is putting in place digital tools to help transition informal small-scale traders (estimated at 40% by the UN) into trained, formalized, and commissioned Members of Trade Agency Groups (TAGs) under COMESA's Simplified Trade Regime (STR). After making their formal switch, AfriTrade will than issue new Members NametagIDs (digital KYC system) before being streamed into our trade exchange for direct common market access, along with trade promotion, facilitation, and finance services.
Localized trade groups can be very valuable Stakeholders & contributing intrapreneurs for boosting farmer's yields, expand exports and linking farmholders with production networks as well as forming their own eCo-ops. They also have opportunities to become bulk purchasers of farm inputs for their domestic markets and food FMCG distributors.
Let the farmers farm, traders trade, and miners mine their new green golden opportunity.
ATEG's is working to pilot & aggregate linked cross-border trade networks with commercial farmholders, agriculture inputs & direct investment interest to effectively leverage A.I machine learning to predict growth markets, demands & needs.
We see a future where we can digitally empower Domestic, Diaspora, and Direct Investment Groups (DIGs) to co-invest in agriculture opportunities, industries and growth markets. Our group mandate ensures new Members are fully supported with proper incentives to form or join trade & investment communities within DFTA-enabled markets.
We're introducing new agro-centric asset exchange tailored for every portfolio profile starting from small-scale traders to large commerical banks. DIG Investors are invited to help fill trade finance gaps, co-invest in digital assets, green projects and private companies. Further downstream, we plan to offer DeFi yield farming to integrate unbanked & underbanked farming communities in COMESA.
Our unique understanding of COMESA's development trends enables us to swiftly monetize our agro-led Alternative Trading System (ATS) to jumpstart our regional value chains, spur greenfield investments & advance receivables for co-ops producers/growers.
To subscribe to our upcoming private Initial Group Offerings (IGOs) or be among the first to implement group intrapreneurship for your agribusiness, agritech and agriculture input company, write us at: