Revised One Stop Border Post Sourcebook to be published
7 October 2016
Revised One Stop Border Post Sourcebook to be published.
The second edition of the One Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook will be published in October.
The revised OSBP Sourcebook was launched at a special event held during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICADVI) in August.
First published in 2011, the OSBP Sourcebook project was an initiative of the Transport Sector Platform of the ICA and was funded & driven by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the lead development partner of the Platform, in close cooperation with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the East African Community.
OSBPs help to significantly reduce the time it takes for goods and traders to cross borders, through the processing of border clearance under one roof. The Sourcebook, an operational guide to the OSBP concept, covers issues such as legal & regulatory frameworks, simplification & harmonisation of border procedures, physical border post facilities and making best use of ICT.
More than 80 OSBP projects have begun since publication of the first Sourcebook and the 2nd edition will be an invaluable reference resource as a key initiative in the continuing drive to facilitate and expand trade in Africa.
The 2nd edition of the OSBP Sourcebook will be published by NEPAD in October 2016, in English and French, and will be available to download from the Knowledge and Publications section of the ICA website.