Burkina Faso’s intra-Africa trade and tariff profile for 2020
In 2020, 9% of Burkina Faso’s world exports were to the rest of Africa. Apart from Mauritius and South Africa, the main African destination markets were other CEN-SAD and ECOWAS countries. The value of 2020 intra-Africa exports is US$374 million. The main export products were ores, slag, ash, cotton, oil seeds, lime and cement and cereals.
27% of Burkina Faso’s world imports were intra-Africa imports. Burkina Faso’s intra-Africa imports are mainly from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Niger. Between 2019 and 2020, intra-Africa imports increased by 5%. Mineral fuels, cement, fertilisers and plastic products were the main import products.
Qualifying goods from ECOWAS member states enter into Burkina Faso duty-free, while imports from CEN-SAD countries, which are not ECOWAS member states (including Egypt, Morocco, Somalia and Tunisia) and the rest of Africa are levied the MFN applied duty, which is the ECOWAS CET. The ECOWAS CET has five tariff bands – duty-free, 5%, 10%, 20% and 35%.
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