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Borderless Trade Campaign in West Africa launched

A campaign dubbed “Borderless Trade”, which is aimed at fighting against hindrances to the free movement of people and goods in West Afr i ca, was launched on Wednesday in Kraké, at the border between Benin and Nigeria .

The campaign is aimed at contributing to the restoration of prosperity in exchan ges, through the removal of the different obstacles to free movement.

It was initiated by the West Africa Trade Hub, the organisation of the Abidjan-L agos corridor and Agri Business and Trade Promotion, with the support of the Uni t ed States, the World Bank, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS ) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA),

For the organisers, the delays recorded by goods, both import and export at the sea ports, borders and along road corridors, informed the birth of “Borderless t r ade”, which “translates the common ambition of development through regional inte g ration”.

They reiterate that the hindrances to the free movement of people and goods cons titute an impediment to integration and development in the sub-region.

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