OSBP Sourcebook 2nd Edition

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Publication Date: 
27 March 2017
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OSBP
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One of the modern approaches for improving border operations is the establishment of one-stop border posts (OSBPs). In the 2000s the OSBP concept began to be applied across Africa. In 2004, the East African Community (EAC) together with the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority developed the East African Transport and Trade Facilitation Project, which among other activities, called for the development of OSBPs in the region. The Chirundu OSBP – serving Zambia and Zimbabwe – is considered the first fully functional OSBP in Africa. Following the launch of the Chirundu OSBP, with the support of development partners, the concept and development of OSBPs has expanded rapidly with the support of development partners as one of the major tools to tackle impediments to the growth of trade in Africa. More than 80 OSBPs/joint border posts (JBPs) on the continent are now at the planningor implementation stage.