Country Profile: Niger

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UN trade profile (link)

Key government contacts Niger Government (website)
Responsible to coordinate with donors:
Ms. Aichatou Mamadou
Directrice Générale du Commerce
Ministère du Commerce et de la Promotion du Secteur Privé
BP 480 Niamey
Niger
Telephone: +227 20 73 58 67
Fax: +227 20 73 21 50
Email
AU REC memberships CEN-SAD, ECOWAS
Main transport corridors -/-
Key private sector organisations N/A
WCO revised Kyoto ratification Yes, 2015 (Source: WCO)
National TF body Yes (Source: UNCTAD)
Coordinator:
Mr. Djibril Hanounou
Inspecteur Principal des Douanes
Ministère des Finances
Niger
Fax: +227 20 73 21 50
Email
Customs IT system N/A

WTO TFA notification and ratification

WTO needs assessment March 15-19, 2010 (WCO, UNCTAD)
May 12-16, 2014 (WTO, WCO)
Category Received Date Link
A No -/- -/-
B No -/- -/-
C No -/- -/-
Ratification Yes August, 2015 -/-

TF indicators and resources

Logistics Performance Index – World Bank

The World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade, supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country of work. The LPI provides a comparative ranking and overall score based on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The Efficiency of Customs and Border Clearance is one of seven areas covered by the LPI.

LPI_Efficiency of Customs and Border Clearance_Niger

Source: World Bank

Doing Business Report/Trading Across Borders Ranking – World Bank

The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level. The Trading across Borders indicators capture the documents, time and cost required for the logistical process of exporting and importing containerized goods by seaport, but they do not measure the cost of the sea transport or of tariffs or capture any aspects relating to international trade agreements.

DB_TAB_Niger

Source: World Bank

Enabling Trade Index – World Economic Forum

The WEF’s Global Enabling Trade Report assesses the quality of institutions, policies and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to their destinations. At the core of the report, the Enabling Trade Index benchmarks the performance of 138 economies in four critical areas: market access, border administration, transport and communications infrastructure, and regulatory and business environment. The border administration component looks at the efficiency and transparency of border and customs administration based on 11 separate indicators.

ETI_Border Administration_Niger

Source: World Economic Forum

Trade Facilitation Indicators – OECD

The OECD trade facilitation indicators cover the full spectrum of border procedures, from advance rulings to transit guarantees, for 133 countries across income levels, geographical regions and development stages. Estimates based on the indicators provide a basis for governments to prioritise trade facilitation actions and mobilise technical assistance and capacity-building efforts for developing countries in a more targeted way.

Niger TF profile not available.

Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies – EIF

The Enhanced Integrated Fund (EIF) is a multi-donor programme, which supports LDCs to be more active players in the global trading system by helping them tackle supply-side constraints to trade. The country-level Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) provides an analysis of the economic and trade environment and aims at identifying constraints to competitiveness, supply chain weaknesses and sectors of greatest growth and/or export potential. Each DTIS contains an Action Matrix which outlines priority reforms to be conducted in a certain order to alleviate the most binding constraints to greater trade competitiveness.

See Chapter 4 of the Niger DTIS (2008).