Botswana to improve efficiency in cross border trade

Trucks at Tlokweng border gate. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Trucks at Tlokweng border gate. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Botswana hopes to benefit from its recent ratification of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), which is envisaged to enable smoother cross-border trade.

Bottlenecks along trade routes have been identified as some of the most stubborn obstacles to economic growth and development.

Botswana is the eighth WTO member to ratify the trade facilitation agreement whose aim is to ease border procedures and to facilitate the movement, release and clearance of goods.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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