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Transport and logistics shows significant improvement on the Tema-Ouagadougou-Bamako corridor

Joe Lamport

A new USAID Trade Hub study shows that transport and logistics efficiency has improved significantly along one of West Africa's primary trade corridors.

From the executive summary:

This Report shows that Transport & Logistics efficiencies on the Tema-Ouagadougou corridor have improved considerably during the period 2008 – 2012.

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Trends in Transport and Logistics on the Tema-Ouagadougou-Bamako Corridor

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This Report shows that Transport & Logistics efficiencies on the Tema-Ouagadougou corridor have improved considerably during the period 2008 – 2012.

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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).

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With a pledge to improve, Ghana's Minister of Trade sets the tone at second annual Borderless Alliance conference

Thursday, February 28 2013

Craig Duncan

 

Ghana’s Minister of Trade pledged to significantly reduce the time it takes to process trucks at the country’s border as he opened the second annual conference of the Borderless Alliance in Accra.

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February 5 Highlights

Featuring an interview with Paul Brenton, the World Bank’s Trade Practice Manager for Africa, and a review of the success of the USAID Trade Hub’s access to finance strategy, the USAID Trade Hub’s monthly newsletter, Tradewinds, was delivered to more than 12,000 subscribers. www.watradehub.com/tradewinds

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November 13 Highlights

Business
A new cashew processor in Togo has hired 400 local employees and expects to double its processing capacity three-fold within the next year with support from the African Cashew Alliance. The ACA’s business advisor worked with the company’s managers, assessing its operations and providing guidance to increase productivity. www.africancashewalliance.com

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Border Information Center opening

Tue, 11/12/2012 (All day)

A new Border Information Center (BIC) is opening at Seme, Nigeria (on the Benin-Nigeria border). Find out more about how the BICs are encouraging trade by reducing costs and delays at www.borderlesswa.com.

What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, September 27 2012

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

Shea 2013: Global Perspectives coming to Abuja, Nigeria in March 2013

Shea 2013: Global Perspectives, the sixth annual conference of the Global Shea Alliance, will take place in Abuja, Nigeria, March 4-6, 2013, the Global Shea Alliance announced. “Shea connects people around the world, linking buyers and producers across the globe,” said Joe Funt, managing director of the Global Shea Alliance.

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August 15 Highlights

Business
USAID Trade Hub Business and Finance Director Roger Brou and Specialty Food Advisor Makhtar Thiam visited 13 Burkinabe specialty food companies to assist Burkina Faso’s Chamber of Commerce in selecting companies to participate in the upcoming Natural Products Expo East, Sept. 19-22, 2012 in Baltimore. The team was assisted by the AGOA Resource Center coordinator and addressed issues pertaining to product selection, packaging and labeling, food safety, and U.S. food regulation requirements.

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What's Happening at the USAID Trade Hub

Thursday, August 23 2012

Nanabea Adarkwah-Agyapong

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