Cameroon-Congo Economic Relations: A Basis of Propinquity and Trans-Border Trade Opportunities

Journal of Economics and Business

ISSN 2615-3726 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5667 (Print)

Published: 17 December 2018

Cameroon-Congo Economic Relations: A Basis of Propinquity and Trans-Border Trade Opportunities

Damian T. Akara, Ph.D.

University of Maroua, Cameroon

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10.31014/aior.1992.01.04.58

Abstract

Since independence, the Republics of Cameroon and Congo (Brazzaville) have not only established diplomatic relations but have also engaged trans-border trade as part of the said relations. These are made possible due to the contiguity of both states. However, Cameroon poses itself as the bread basket of the Central African sub-region as it takes a dominant position in the trans-border commerce among the countries here as is the case with Congo. Over time, the initiation of the Ketta-Djoum and Brazzaville-Yaounde Transport Facility Project came in as a morale booster to accelerate the commercial and other related trans-border activities between both countries. As such, this work argues among other things that despite such innovation, Cameroon maintains its dominant position in the commercial engagements which act as a binding force between the two countries.

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