Championing the Benefits of Cameroon – Nigeria Trade: A Quest for Favourable Trading Terms

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At the end of the 6th Joint Cooperation Commission between Nigeria and Cameroon, which ended on the 11th of April 2014 in Yaoundé, the two countries initiated a series of cooperation agreements, including a formal trade agreement, to govern trade between them. Despite this agreement, the countries are struggling to conduct cordial trade exchanges. In August 2019, Nigeria closed its land borders with several neighbouring countries, including Cameroon. It decided to reopen them on the 16th of December 2020, allowing only light vehicles and pedestrians to cross (Institute for Security Studies, 2021). With this in mind, the Nkafu Policy Institute of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation is organizing a panel discussion on the theme: “Championing the Benefits of Cameroon – Nigeria Trade: A Quest for Favorable Trading Terms”.  

Objectives and key issue 

The main objective of this event is to provide a platform for high-level experts to discuss the benefits of free trade between Cameroon and Nigeria. Specifically, this discussion will:  

  • Examine the benefits of Cameroon – Nigeria Trade for the different sectors of activity 
  • Critically assess the implications of Cameroon – Nigeria Trade on economic growth, employment, and industrialization. 
  • Outline the development implications of the Cameroon – Nigeria trade on health, education, climate, employment, and consumption.  
  • Assess the appropriateness of current procedures in encouraging and supporting trade between Cameroon and Nigeria

Target Audience  

This event targets professionals, traders, trade experts, policymakers and members of civil society.  


  • Moderator: Henri Kouam, Economic Policy Analyst, Project Lead (NOTI) – Nkafu Policy Institute 


Email : [email protected] / Tel : (+237) 22 31 15 84 / 654 86 72 54 

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