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Trade facilitation in the Bali Package: What’s in it for Africa?

Briefing Note 61

01-12-2013

Kanyimbo, P. 2013. Trade facilitation in the Bali package: What’s in it for Africa? (ECDPM Briefing Note 61). Maastricht: ECDPM.

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The agreement at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali provides a timely lifeline for the multilateral trading system. Trade facilitation (TF) is vital for Africa’s own competitiveness as it will reduce costs for traders. The key challenge to intra-African trade is NTBs that stifle the movement of goods, services and people across borders. Complementary measures (on investment promotion, value added activities, NTBs, SPS, etc.) are needed to benefit from TF.

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Patrick Kanyimbo