Trade Facilitation Capacity Needs

Policy Directions for National and Regional Development in West Africa

Editors: Odularu, Gbadebo, Alege, Philip (Eds.)

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  • Objectively addresses inclusive development and trade policy issues
  • Provides innovative solutions to current challenges
  • Includes comprehensive, practical and workable trade facilitation policy recommendations towards making West Africa a strategic player in regional and global trade landscapes
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of both national and regional trade facilitation capacities, issues, challenges and lessons, with a special interest in sustainably advancing West Africa’s regional trade facilitation agenda. It examines the contributions of trade facilitation towards enhancing regional integration and economic expansion in the face of increasing non-tariff barriers that highly characterises West African agri-food and non-agricultural markets. The authors recommend new conceptual frameworks, appropriate initiatives, and workable policy recipes towards enhancing West Africa’s trade facilitation agenda as well as the regional economic transformation trajectory in the face of the ongoing African Continental Free Trade Agreements (AfCFTA). The book underscores the geopolitics, opportunities and challenges that confront West Africa in the increasingly dynamic regional trade facilitation policy space. Readers will learn how West Africa can improve its regional trade facilitation game amidst emerging capacity challenges.

About the authors

Gbadebo Odularu is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Political Economy (CREPOL), Dakar-Yoff, Senegal. Professor Odularu is also affiliated with the School of Business and Technology, Marymount University, Arlington, as well as the American Heritage University of Southern California (AHUSC), USA.

Philip Alege is a Professor in the Department of Economics and Development Studies and Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.


   



   


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Changing Landscape of Trade Facilitation and Regional Development Issues in West Africa

    Odularu, Gbadebo

    Pages 1-23

  • Addressing Trade Facilitation Commitments and Implementation Capacity Gaps: Issues and Evidence from Nigeria

    Odularu, Adenike

    Pages 25-45

  • Building a Smart Deal for Nigeria in the AfCFTA Negotiations: Issues, Processes and Policy Directions

    Ali, Ndah Abu

    Pages 47-65

  • Bilateral Trade Flows, Trade Facilitation, and RTAs: Lessons from ECOWAS

    Odebiyi, John T. (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations: Concrete Strategies for Advancing Trade Facilitation Agenda and Fostering Regional Economic Development in West Africa

    Odularu, Gbadebo

    Pages 91-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trade Facilitation Capacity Needs
Book Subtitle
Policy Directions for National and Regional Development in West Africa
Editors
  • Gbadebo Odularu
  • Philip Alege
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05946-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05946-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05945-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 117
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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