Trade Facilitation Is Critical For Africa

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 1:04 PM EST) -- The case for regional integration in Africa has been made by Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank, as well as by other well-known African authorities. So the question that now arises is how can regional integration be accomplished?

Large amounts of money — both public and private — are being expended for transportation infrastructure. Yet, there is an institutional deficiency that substantially impedes regional integration. It is the customs red tape and paper work at the border. These nontariff barriers that cause customs delays...
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