Transport, Cameroon

What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Sunday, March 31 2013

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Border Information Center opens at the Port of Dakar

105 stakeholders in Senegal participated in the launch of West Africa’s fourth Border Information Center in Dakar. The new center is hosted by the Conseil Sénégalais des Chargeurs (COSEC).


June 8 Highlights

The USAID Trade Hub published a special 2012 AGOA Forum edition of Tradewinds, its monthly newsletter, including columns by USAID Trade Hub Director Vanessa Adams, Senegalese entrepreneur Magatte Wade, Vital Voices Africa Program Coordinator Sarah Ewing, AWEP Ghana President Comfort Adjahoe and USAID Trade Hub Transport Director Niels Rasmussen. A report on the Borderless 2012 conference, including video footage, and a report on moving goods on the Cotonou-Niamey corridor also feature.


May 31 Highlights

Borderless: Business Environment
Ghana’s Customs Service will rehabilitate a parking lot at the Ghana-Togo border in Aflao that will serve as an “express lane,” the service said in meetings with the USAID Trade Hub. Long delays at the border are a barrier to trade, significantly reducing trade along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor, USAID Trade Hub studies show.


Shea conference puts people, planet and profit in spotlight as Global Shea Alliance formally launched

Sunday, May 8 2011

Joe Lamport and Lauren Siegel

From the launch of the new Global Shea Alliance to the grafting of shea trees to a business-to-business forum, “Shea 2011: Sustainable Solutions” connected hundreds of shea stakeholders from across West Africa and around the world to each other and the information they need to grow the industry.


In Cameroon, entrepreneurs work to capitalize on the potential

Friday, April 8 2011

Joe Lamport
About 10 years ago, Brigitte Moukoko saw an opportunity to produce a savory smoked meat product for the local market in Douala, Cameroon. Her product took off and now she exports it, too.

March 2nd Highlights

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa Florizelle Liser discussed business challenges with stakeholders.  International and national exporting companies, a Member of Parliament, and finance and transport service providers participated in the stakeholder roundtable moderated by USAID Trade Hub Director Vanessa Adams and held at the USAID Trade Hub’s Accra, Ghana, office on Feb. 21.


February 23rd Highlights

USAID Africa Bureau Director Ricardo Michel and new USAID Trade and Investment Advisor Brinton Bohling discussed challenges to exporting with West African producers at a roundtable facilitated by the USAID Trade Hub in Accra, Ghana, and moderated by USAID Trade Hub Director Vanessa Adams.


January 25th Highlights

Implementing a regional warehouse receipt scheme, improving collaboration among regional and national stakeholders in agricultural sectors, and increasing advocacy communications among stakeholders are among 10 strategic recommendations from the USAID Trade Hub’s recently submitted study of regional agricultural trade policy and transport in West Africa.


November 30th Highlights

The Centre de Formation Artisanale de Recyclage et de Recuperation in Senegal, an AfricaNow! partner company that receives technical assistance from the USAID Trade Hub, has won the prestigious Artisanal Creativity award at the 12th edition of the Salon International de l’Artisanat de Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The prize includes a significant financial award and a two-year scholarship in France for one of the center’s youth.


October 26th Highlights

In FY2010, the USAID West Africa Trade Hub facilitated over US$12.3 million in exports from West African exporters, created 930 jobs (252 for women) and trained over 2,100 people (787 women). At 22 international trade events, 515 companies from 13 countries established almost 3,000 market linkages. With public and private sector partners, the USAID Trade Hub launched a regional advocacy campaign – Borderless – that drew international attention to the urgent need to remove trade barriers across West Africa.

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Transport Infrastructure Publications

West Africa Road Governance Reports
23rd USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2013)
22nd USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2012)
21st USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2012)
20th USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd quarter 2012)
19th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2012)
18th USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2011)
17th USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2011)
16th USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd quarter 2011)
15th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2011)
14th USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2010)
13th USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2010)
12th USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd quarter 2010)
11th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2010)
10th USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2009)
9th USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2009)
8th USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd quarter 2009)
7th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2009)
6th USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2008)
5th USAID/UEMOA Report (3rd quarter 2008)
4th USAID/UEMOA Report (1st half 2008)
3rd USAID/UEMOA Report (4th quarter 2007)
2nd USAID/UEMOA Report (2nd- 3rd quarter 2007)
1st USAID/UEMOA Report (1st quarter 2007)


Joint Regional Reports on Road Governance
2nd Trade Hub / ATP / ALCO Joint Regional Report on Road Governance (Sep. 2010)
1st Trade Hub / ATP / ALCO Joint Regional Report on Road Governance (Mar. 2010)
Transport Studies
Trends in Transport and Logistics on the Tema-Ouaga-Bamako Corridor (May 2013)
Trucking to West Africa’s Landlocked Countries (Sep. 2010) - Market Structure and Conduct
Implementation of Axle Weight Rules in UEMOA Member States (Jul. 2010) - Lessons learned from Transit Traffic in Ghana
Transport & Logistics Costs on the Tema-Ouagadougou Corridor (Apr. 2010)
Transport & Logistics Costs on the Lomé-Ouagadougou Corridor (Jan. 2012)
Other Publications
The Truck Driver’s Guide to Ghana (Aug. 2010)
Required Interstate Documents for Ghanaian Truck Drivers

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