Combating Corruption Along Trade Routes


BACKGROUND For over five decades, regional integration has been part of the African continent’s overarching strategy for economic transformation, growth and development. The establishment of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and indeed the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) was viewed as the panacea for seamless distribution of goods. Similarly, the introduction of trade instruments such as the recent Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) at the African level as well as the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) and the Common External Tariff (CET) at the West African regional level, are geared towards promoting seamless circulation of intra-regional trade for the overall benefit of the citizens.

ECOWAS Vanguard – Combating Corruption along the Nigeria-ECOWAS Trade Routes