Botswana towers over peers in trade reforms

CAPE TOWN: Botswana’s leading role in ratifying the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will reduce costs associated with trading of its goods and services by an estimated 13.2 percent.

This was said by an official of the  Switzerland-based institution at a workshop held here this week.

Parliament ratified Botswana’s commitment to the TFA in June this year to become the second African state to do so and the eighth country in the 161-member trade organisation.

Editor's Comment
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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