Cameroon – Digital Economy: Experts work together to promote new technologies in intra-regional trade
Douala home since Monday, February 22, 2016 under a regional high-level meeting on the promotion of intra-regional trade to the means of information and communication technologies (ICT ) in Central Africa. Experts in conclave have two days to think about solutions to the sluggishness of intra regional trade.
The sub-regional office for Central Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the representative Cameroonian trade Minister stressed the role of ICTs in promoting intra-regional trade.
the interlocutors complain that regional trade accounts for 12% of global trade in the continent. Compositions by subregion indicate, for example, did you learn 11% in the East Africa region, 9% in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), 2% in the economic and monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) and 1% in the United Nations economic Commission for Africa (Cea). In other words, countries do not trade enough among themselves. Consequently, we speak of a lost opportunity in terms of growth and job creation
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with this, Tic would be a way to change that. Especially as the intensive use of information and communication technologies may reduce export costs and logistics of intra-African trade, particularly for developing countries and can also reduce corruption. All parties involved in the African value chain (governments, agencies, exporters, customs agencies, logistics companies, banks …) will be able to enjoy the benefits of ICT applied to intra-regional trade.
Moreover, the Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Cea / Bsr-Ac) covers the following Member States: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome & amp; Principe and Chad. Given its mission to support the Regional Economic Communities, namely CEMAC, the CEEAC and its specialized agencies, the Cea / Bsr-Ac also collaborating with Angola, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Office also works with non-governmental organizations, civil society, universities, research institutions and the private sector. Its activities in the context of the mission of the Cea to ensure the economic and social transformation of Africa
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