The Consultative Meeting will:
- Mobilize PACCI’s continental network to encourage public-private dialogue at 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 proceed with the integration of SMEs in the digitalization process.
The two day consultative meeting will take place as a side event to the Africa Trade Week 2016 (ATW2016) form, which is taking place at the same time within the AU Commission Conference Center on November 28th and December 2nd 2016. PACCI’s session will be on the 29th and 30th November, 2016.
- Facilitating exports: Role of chambers of commerce in issuing Certificate of Origin - What are COs and why they are needed? Who issues COs? How do companies export goods under COMESA, EUR 1, GSP or AGOA trade preference regimes
- Exploring the Single Window – The Experience of Ethiopia, Kenya and Senegal
- Practical tools and procedures: determination, use and verification of electronic Cos for goods, and their benefits and impacts on global trade
- How to get growth: favoring trade facilitation rather than revenue collection
- Trade Facilitation: Setting the context, what’s at stake? What’s possible?
- Possibilities to spur private investment in cross border trade infrastructure
- Regional progress and preparedness for Single Window in trade facilitation.
- Creatively addressing the capacitation of African enterprises with access to financial resources,
Participation and Co-Sponsorships
The consultative meeting on the Importance of Trade Facilitation to Economic Competitiveness aims to gather a wide range of participants, including Government officials, civil experts/researchers, representatives from business circles and financial institutions, as well as from related regional and international organizations. The aim is to bring together policy-makers, business operators, and international trade experts to make Africa the easiest trade-facilitation destination. There is no limitation in the number of participating countries and we welcome all our members to co-sponsor this initiative.
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