South Sudan: A Study on Competitiveness and Cross Border Trade With Neighbouring Countries

September 10, 2013

The purpose of the study is to examine the current state of South Sudan’s trade with its regional trading partners; Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and to an extent the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) It provides an overview of the structure of both formal and informal trade between South Sudan and its major trading partners; constraints on cross border trade; concrete measures undertaken to facilitate cross-border trade; existing trade related regulatory frameworks and the capacity of the Government of South Sudan to monitor, evaluate and implement trade policies and enforce trade laws.

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Topics: REGULATORY CONVERGENCE INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE

Regions: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ETHIOPIA KENYA SOUTH SUDAN SUDAN UGANDA EAST AFRICA DEMOCRATIC REP. OF THE CONGO

Authors: AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Publishing Institution: AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

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