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The First Regional Gathering of Private Sector Leaders on the Importance of Trade Facilitation to Economic Competitiveness

13 September 2016
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The First Regional Gathering of Private Sector Leaders on the Importance of Trade Facilitation to Economic Competitiveness


The first consultative meeting on the importance of “Trade Facilitation to Economic Competitiveness” will focus mostly on challenges, opportunities and progress made in the implementation and use of the single windows from the private sector perspective, including the role of the private sector in advocating for business friendly policies, procedures and practices, the integration of SME’s in the digitalization process, and the implementation of voluntary compliance schemes.

The consultative meeting will:

  • Mobilize PACCI’s continental network to encourage public-private dialogue on the country-level for effective and commercially meaningful implementation of the Single Window;
  • Share lessons on single window development and automation and regional trends in the last 15 years;
  • Enable private sector engagement in the formulation of policies and regulations to improve border processing and clearance system, including the implementation of voluntary compliance schemes;
  • Prepare Africa’s private sector to grasp modern trade facilitation strategies and process with the integration of SME’s in the digitalization process.

Program Date and Venue:

The two day consultative meeting will take place in Addis Ababa at the UNECA conference center on November 30th and December 1st 2016. It will be organized by the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI).

For more information please contact: Leul Wondemeneh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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