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Posted: Jul 8, 2014
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As part of its continuous efforts to promote a favorable business environment for traders in the West Africa sub region, the Borderless Alliance, in collaboration with the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, is organizing a one-day workshop on July 10, 2014 at Miklin Hotel in Kumasi, Ghana, on the implementation  of the new axle-load regime in Ghana which took effect from January 1, 2014.

Posted: Jul 8, 2014
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A forum for citizens of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), dubbed Regional Citizens’ Forum, was organized at the Ouaga 2000 Conference Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, July 3 – 5, 2014, to consider concerns of non-state actors and to put together proposals for the implementation of community legislation. The Forum will also provide a platform for the setting up of a Task Force on the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS).

Posted: Jun 17, 2014
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Cotonou - Benin, June 16, 2014 - In order to create awareness on road harassment in West Africa in general and in particular on the Cotonou-Malanville corridor, Borderless Alliance, in collaboration with the National Facilitation Committee Transport and Inter-State Road Transit of Benin (CNF), is organizing a caravan from 22nd to 30th June 2014 to raise awareness on cross-border trade.
Posted: Jun 4, 2014
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As part of activities to improve road governance and promote a conducive business environment for traders, a two-day workshop, with active participation of the Borderless Alliance, has been organized to disseminate results of studies conducted on the roads. Please click on the following link to read more.

Posted: Sep 27, 2013
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Accra, Ghana 10th September 2013 -The third annual conference of the Borderless Alliance, Borderless 2014, will be held under the theme“Enabling Growth” on February 26 – 28, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, the Borderless Alliance Secretariat announced today.Borderless 2014 is being hosted by the Nigerian Export - Import Bank (NEXIM), a member of the Borderless Alliance.

Posted: Jul 31, 2013
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At an official signing ceremony held today, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Borderless Alliance (BA) signed an Aide Memoire at the Bank’s Ghana office.

Borderless Alliance is a private sector-led coalition to promote and facilitate regional trade and reduce transport costs and delays across West Africa

Posted: Oct 24, 2012
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Suzanne Ngo-Eyok
Tel: +233-267 092 882
Email: ngoeyok [at] watradehub [dot] com
 
Accra, Ghana, October 23, 2012 – Borderless 2013: Connecting Markets, the second annual conference of the Borderless Alliance, will take place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Feb. 14 and 15, the Borderless Alliance announced today.
 
“West Africa is experiencing unprecedented economic growth and development,” said Borderless Alliance President Ziad Hamoui. “Removing trade barriers is critical to harnessing that growth and development and ensuring that all of West Africa’s 300 million citizens benefit from it.”
 
Online registration for Borderless 2013 is now open at www.borderlesswa.com. The conference is an important opportunity to reach business leaders from across the region – contact the Borderless Alliance Secretariat (info [at] borderlesswa [dot] com) to sponsor Borderless 2013!
 
Private sector stakeholders from across West Africa will participate in the conference, including the region’s leading trading companies, transport and logistics companies, and banks and other financial institutions. ECOWAS and UEMOA, the regional bodies that obtain consensus on trade policy from West African states, will also participate along with representatives of ministries from West African states.
 
“The Borderless Alliance serves as a platform to identify and address the problems that affect regional trade,” said Justin Bayili, managing director of the Borderless Alliance. “We are coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive strategy with private sector stakeholders across West Africa. The conference will allow stakeholders to collaborate on the strategy and build the momentum to driving further change.”
 
The Azalai Hotel Independence will host Borderless 2013. Online registration is open at www.borderlesswa.com/borderless-2013. Regular updates will appear on Twitter (@borderlesswa, hashtag: #borderless2013) and on Facebook (facebook.com/borderlesswa).
 
The Borderless Alliance is a private sector-led coalition to increase trade across West Africa.
Posted: Mar 15, 2012
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Stakeholders to meet in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, May 15-16

Accra, Ghana, March 15, 2012 – The first Borderless Conference – “Borderless 2012: Transforming Trade” – will bring hundreds of stakeholders to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 15-16, 2012, to focus on improving West Africa’s business environment, the Borderless Alliance announced today. The Minister of Transport of Côte d’Ivoire and the Côte d’Ivoire Export Promotion Agency (APEX-CI) are co-sponsoring the event. The Ghana Shippers’ Authority is a key partner.
 
“Trade is the key to unlocking West Africa’s economic potential,” said His Excellency, Gaoussou Toure, the Minister of Transport of Côte d’Ivoire. “This conference is essential to improving regional trade because only the concerted action of many stakeholders can make any improvements possible.” 
 
 
“Across West Africa, people are realizing the fundamental imperative to increase regional trade,” said Ziad Hamoui, the interim president of the Borderless Alliance executive committee. “The Borderless Conference will build on the widespread recognition that increasing trade is essential to reduce poverty.” 
 
“Transforming Trade” is the theme of the first Borderless Conference. Stakeholders will discuss regional integration strategy, regional trade and investment opportunities and the achievements across the region in 2011 during the two-day event. 
 
“Information is the key to resolving many of the issues that lead to delays in the movement of goods and vehicles,” said Dr. Kofi Mbiah, the executive director of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, which hosts the Border Information Center in Aflao, Ghana. “The Ghana Shippers’ Authority is leading the effort to increase trade and will proudly share its lessons learned at the conference.”
 
The Borderless Alliance, with support from the USAID West Africa Trade Hub, is organizing the conference. Contact the Alliance for more information on sponsorship opportunities and to register. www.borderlesswa.com/transforming-trade 
Borderless is a multi-stakeholder campaign to increase trade across West Africa. www.borderlesswa.com 
Posted: Dec 8, 2011
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The inspector general of Mali's National Police ordered a halt to road harassment, application of rules on the ECOWAS Brown Card insurance scheme and 24-hour operation of the Diboli post at the Mali-Senegal border. Pdf file link below. Document in French.


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Posted: Jul 8, 2014
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As part of its continuous efforts to promote a favorable business environment for traders in the West Africa sub region, the Borderless Alliance, in collaboration with the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, is organizing a one-day workshop on July 10, 2014 at Miklin Hotel in Kumasi, Ghana, on the implementation  of the new axle-load regime in Ghana which took effect from January 1, 2014.

Posted: Jul 8, 2014
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A forum for citizens of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), dubbed Regional Citizens’ Forum, was organized at the Ouaga 2000 Conference Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, July 3 – 5, 2014, to consider concerns of non-state actors and to put together proposals for the implementation of community legislation. The Forum will also provide a platform for the setting up of a Task Force on the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS).

Posted: Jun 17, 2014
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Cotonou - Benin, June 16, 2014 - In order to create awareness on road harassment in West Africa in general and in particular on the Cotonou-Malanville corridor, Borderless Alliance, in collaboration with the National Facilitation Committee Transport and Inter-State Road Transit of Benin (CNF), is organizing a caravan from 22nd to 30th June 2014 to raise awareness on cross-border trade.
Posted: Jun 4, 2014
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As part of activities to improve road governance and promote a conducive business environment for traders, a two-day workshop, with active participation of the Borderless Alliance, has been organized to disseminate results of studies conducted on the roads. Please click on the following link to read more.

Posted: Sep 27, 2013
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Accra, Ghana 10th September 2013 -The third annual conference of the Borderless Alliance, Borderless 2014, will be held under the theme“Enabling Growth” on February 26 – 28, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, the Borderless Alliance Secretariat announced today.Borderless 2014 is being hosted by the Nigerian Export - Import Bank (NEXIM), a member of the Borderless Alliance.

Posted: Jul 31, 2013
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At an official signing ceremony held today, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and Borderless Alliance (BA) signed an Aide Memoire at the Bank’s Ghana office.

Borderless Alliance is a private sector-led coalition to promote and facilitate regional trade and reduce transport costs and delays across West Africa

Posted: Oct 24, 2012
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Suzanne Ngo-Eyok
Tel: +233-267 092 882
Email: ngoeyok [at] watradehub [dot] com
 
Accra, Ghana, October 23, 2012 – Borderless 2013: Connecting Markets, the second annual conference of the Borderless Alliance, will take place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Feb. 14 and 15, the Borderless Alliance announced today.
 
“West Africa is experiencing unprecedented economic growth and development,” said Borderless Alliance President Ziad Hamoui. “Removing trade barriers is critical to harnessing that growth and development and ensuring that all of West Africa’s 300 million citizens benefit from it.”
 
Online registration for Borderless 2013 is now open at www.borderlesswa.com. The conference is an important opportunity to reach business leaders from across the region – contact the Borderless Alliance Secretariat (info [at] borderlesswa [dot] com) to sponsor Borderless 2013!
 
Private sector stakeholders from across West Africa will participate in the conference, including the region’s leading trading companies, transport and logistics companies, and banks and other financial institutions. ECOWAS and UEMOA, the regional bodies that obtain consensus on trade policy from West African states, will also participate along with representatives of ministries from West African states.
 
“The Borderless Alliance serves as a platform to identify and address the problems that affect regional trade,” said Justin Bayili, managing director of the Borderless Alliance. “We are coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive strategy with private sector stakeholders across West Africa. The conference will allow stakeholders to collaborate on the strategy and build the momentum to driving further change.”
 
The Azalai Hotel Independence will host Borderless 2013. Online registration is open at www.borderlesswa.com/borderless-2013. Regular updates will appear on Twitter (@borderlesswa, hashtag: #borderless2013) and on Facebook (facebook.com/borderlesswa).
 
The Borderless Alliance is a private sector-led coalition to increase trade across West Africa.
Posted: Mar 15, 2012
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Stakeholders to meet in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, May 15-16

Accra, Ghana, March 15, 2012 – The first Borderless Conference – “Borderless 2012: Transforming Trade” – will bring hundreds of stakeholders to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, May 15-16, 2012, to focus on improving West Africa’s business environment, the Borderless Alliance announced today. The Minister of Transport of Côte d’Ivoire and the Côte d’Ivoire Export Promotion Agency (APEX-CI) are co-sponsoring the event. The Ghana Shippers’ Authority is a key partner.
 
“Trade is the key to unlocking West Africa’s economic potential,” said His Excellency, Gaoussou Toure, the Minister of Transport of Côte d’Ivoire. “This conference is essential to improving regional trade because only the concerted action of many stakeholders can make any improvements possible.” 
 
 
“Across West Africa, people are realizing the fundamental imperative to increase regional trade,” said Ziad Hamoui, the interim president of the Borderless Alliance executive committee. “The Borderless Conference will build on the widespread recognition that increasing trade is essential to reduce poverty.” 
 
“Transforming Trade” is the theme of the first Borderless Conference. Stakeholders will discuss regional integration strategy, regional trade and investment opportunities and the achievements across the region in 2011 during the two-day event. 
 
“Information is the key to resolving many of the issues that lead to delays in the movement of goods and vehicles,” said Dr. Kofi Mbiah, the executive director of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority, which hosts the Border Information Center in Aflao, Ghana. “The Ghana Shippers’ Authority is leading the effort to increase trade and will proudly share its lessons learned at the conference.”
 
The Borderless Alliance, with support from the USAID West Africa Trade Hub, is organizing the conference. Contact the Alliance for more information on sponsorship opportunities and to register. www.borderlesswa.com/transforming-trade 
Borderless is a multi-stakeholder campaign to increase trade across West Africa. www.borderlesswa.com 
Posted: Dec 8, 2011
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The inspector general of Mali's National Police ordered a halt to road harassment, application of rules on the ECOWAS Brown Card insurance scheme and 24-hour operation of the Diboli post at the Mali-Senegal border. Pdf file link below. Document in French.

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