Integrating Africa is the AfDB Group’s blog on regional integration in Africa. It chronicles the issues arising from African countries’ efforts as they work to pool resources and integrate their economies for the development of their regional and individual economies. Read More

Patrick Kanyimbo

Patrick Kanyimbo is a Principal Regional Integration Expert within the Regional Integration and Trade Division of the African Development Bank. He previously worked as Trade Policy Adviser (Min of Trade & Industry, Trinidad & Tobago) under the Commonwealth Secretariat/EU “Hub and Spokes” Programme. He studied Economics and Industrial Strategy and Trade Policy at the University of Malawi and the Manchester (UK). His work at the African Development Bank focuses on trade capacity building, trade facilitation and value chains.


Le dossier de la facilitation du commerce dans le « Paquet de Bali » : Que comporte-t-il pour l’Afrique ?

L’adoption du « Paquet de Bali » le 7 décembre 2013 a généré une véritable euphorie parmi les délégations officielles présentes à la 9ème Conférence ministérielle de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) à Bali. Selon l’OMC, cet accord va engendrer une augmentation des échanges sur le plan mondial dont le volume sera de l’ordre de 400 milliards et 1 000 milliards de dollars. Maintenant que cette conférence ministérielle est terminée, nous examinons brièvement ci-après ce que ce Paquet de Bali signifie véritablement pour l’Afrique en matière de facilitation du commerce – une question qui se situe au cœur même de l’accord auquel l’OMC est parvenue.


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