The African regional review meeting was convened from 18 to 20 June 2008 in Addis Ababa at the Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa.

The review meeting was preceded by a one day seminar on multilateral conventions in the area of transit trade that are included in the 2008 UN Treaty event.

The African regional review meeting was attended by more than 80 participants from almost all the landlocked and transit developing countries of Africa, as well as donor countries, international, regional and sub-regional organizations.

The meeting adopted the final outcome document in the form od a report, which contains specific action-oriented measures with the objective, inter alia, to ensure uniform and effective implementation of regional and sub-regional instruments by member countries, reduce rent-seeking behaviour and port and border delays that contribute significantly to transit costs, enhance the participation of relevant national and regional private sector associations in facilitation efforts, strengthen the capacity of governments to design and implement public-private partnership agreements in general, in particular create appropriate oversight mechanisms to monitor the implementation of railway and other concessions, and improve the layout of infrastructure at borders and introduce shared facilities.

Documents

 

Report and outcome document