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Cape Town - While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa’s most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling.

The most recent progression in this regard is the increasing implementation across the continent of the one-stop border post concept, in which two countries jointly operate a border crossing to remove the usual two-step process, greatly simplifying the procedural requirements for intra-Africa trade.

This is according to David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine, who says that while tackling trade barriers continues to be a challenge and remains a key priority going forward, in light of Africa Day, the steadfast progress in the container trade market over time across Africa is being recognised.

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