Trade Facilitation

Description

According to the World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI) (2012), Togo’s overall performance is better than that of other low-income and Sub-Saharan Africa countries. However, over the years from 2007 and 2012, the country’s performance has been unstable with ups and downs in different factors, with a slight decrease in overall performance in 2012. The country’s logistics competitiveness lies in international shipment and timeliness. These are reflected in the World Bank Doing Business Report (2013). It states that exporting one standard container of goods takes less time and cost in Togo (24 days and USD 1,015) than the regional average (31 days and USD 2,108) and so does importing the same container in Togo (29 days and USD 1.190) compared to the regional average of (38 days and USD 2,793). However, the recent reform which grants to a private company monopoly control of all port activities at the port of Lomé makes trading across borders more difficult.

Logistics Performance Index (LPI): Country Comparison
Source: World Bank, Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

Note: Source: World Bank, 2012

Logistics Performance Index – Evolution
Source: World Bank, Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

Note: Source: World Bank, 2012