Measuring Informal Cross-Border Trade is Key to Monitoring Intra-African Trade

June 14, 2023 AELEX Admin 0 Comments

Timely data collection on informal cross-border trade is critical to informing intra-African trade on the back of the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade, experts say. Despite its importance to the livelihoods of millions of Africans, informal trade is not well understood on the continent. As a result, the African Union Commission (AUC) with support from the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Afreximbank established a Task Force on developing a harmonized methodology for Informal Cross-Border Trade Data Collection. Read more

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