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Border Posts, Checkpoints, and Intra-African Trade: Challenges and Solutions

Published on February 20, 2015

African-Development-bank-grab-image.jpgBorder Posts, Checkpoints, and Intra-African Trade: Challenges and Solutions.The key question raised in the African Development Bank paper “Border Posts, Checkpoints, and Intra-African Trade: Challenges and Solutions" is why have countries involved in regional integration in Sub-Saharan Africa failed to foster competition, access to wider markets (via trade), larger and diversified investments/production, socioeconomic stability and bargaining power? What are the fundamental challenges to trade (the free movement of goods and services) that need to be addressed in order to fully reap the benefits of regional integration in Africa?