The EA Trade Hub has focused on domestic border post integration through Joint Border Committees (JBCs), working groups comprised of government agencies and private sector players responsible for clearing goods at one side of the border. These national-level stakeholders work together to solve issues that impede efficient border operations.
The EA Trade Hub launched its Joint Border Committee (JBC) initiative in 2009 at the Malaba border in Kenya. This case study answers the how and why JBCs were created and their impact. The Malaba JBC has successfully reduced trade time and cost by promoting cooperation and transparency among border agencies.