COMESA Cross Border Trade Initiative: Facilitating Small-Scale Trade Across the Borders



    This project is designed to implement selected activities of the COMESA Cross Border Trade Initiative (CBTI) programme, which aimed at facilitating small-scale trade across borders of targeted countries. The initiative is funded by the European Commission under the 11th European Development Fund. The project will be implemented within the framework of the Co-delegation agreement signed between COMESA and ITC in June 2018. 

    The project has a general objective of increasing formal small-scale cross-border trade flows in the COMESA/tripartite region, leading to higher revenue collection for governments at targeted borders as well as increased security and higher incomes for small-scale cross-border traders. It has a specific objective of facilitating small-scale cross border trade flows between targeted countries through institutional capacity building and better data collection and monitoring.


    Sustainable Development Goals

    This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    ITC contact

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