The New Cooperation of Horn African Countries


The Ethiopian people who live in border region enjoy higher trade with neighbor countries because they are more closely linked to those people in culture, religion, and language. In view of this, the government is working to renegotiate the treaty with neighboring nations, although the trade agreement is not implemented.

The need to preserve border trade with neighboring nations is important in improving countries cooperation and to sustain mutual development of their people. The delivery of the products to the border is hard due to the high price of providing different commodities to the shore in a timely way. Therefore, it is essential to develop a cross-border trade agreement that addresses the country’s fundamental issues, moreover the trade agreement will be made with other neighboring nations to address their border citizens ‘ trade and manufacturing problems.

According to the report issued by Ministry of Trade and Agriculture, in order to obtain products and services, the peoples who live with their respected countries border will be able to cross the border within a few kilometers of the border, so that they can exchange their products and services. The quantity of the transaction will be determined according to the contract and on the basis of their request. However, research has been launched to implement it, to have a legal framework and to renew the contract as they have failed to implement their continuous contract.

These nations have formed a Border Development Commission to enhance the treaty. Every six months, the committee meets to assess border trade efficiency, identify issues and enhance the conditions of the contract.

It is essential for us to move forward and re-explore neighboring countries ‘ interests, given that Ethiopia should be interested in renewing the treaty, taking into account the interests of its border residents. This will develop a lawful business process for stopping border trade, preventing illegal trade, and preventing our products from crossing the border.

The Border Development Commission has therefore started to consult independently with each of the neighboring nations and has asked neighboring nations to renew and implement the Border Trade Agreement. The manager said the arrangement would function, depending on the neighboring countries ‘ reaction.

The coast may also improve if there is a significant increase in the manufacturing and service requirements of the community. Moreover, the amount of money the trader drives might raise and lower as needed to prevent the contraband from spreading. The Customs Commission offers the basics for controlling the trafficking of illegal products and promotes legitimate trade, and these two tasks are one-sided between our neighboring nations and our nation to the Customs Commission.

The Commission is modernizing the scheme so that border trade can be effective so that products do not stagnate and do not remain on the street for extra expenses, time wastes and quality of the product.

After making significant effort, the activities of the Commission led to a decrease in the amount of papers that are unnecessary in the risk management scheme to carry out customs procedures and decrease risk demands. The trial, presently being tested and anticipated to be implemented in the next year. Overall, the unnecessary bureaucracy which is affecting the efficiency of the project will be come to end, adding that it will play an important role in maximizing spending and income.

The committee is working to guarantee that border trade does not involve illegal activity and that it works to guarantee that companies operating at the border are protected by rigid control of products coming in and out of customs. The committee also clarified the documents will be sent to the Customs Commission for discussion of the decision of the Boundary Commission, as the document outlines what is on the ground, what decisions were ma