Economic integration has been on African leaders' lips since the Organization of African Unity was created in 1963. The justification for this is not implausible — to promote regional trade and ensure economic prosperity. On January 1, 2020, African nations opened their borders to duty-free trade of goods and services under the continental free trade agreement. Transport of commodities is without a doubt essential for market access and intra-African trade. The low purchasing power of the populace and the geography of the continent, which is made up of a sizable number of landlocked provinces, favours road transportation. However, in West Africa, there is no uniform legal framework for determining liability for goods carriage by road. This article investigates whether the OHADA Uniform Rules on Transport can serve as a foundation for a West African liability regime.
"Determining the Liability for Carriage of Goods by Road in West Africa – Can OHADA Uniform Rules on Transport be a Foundation?,"
Southern African Journal of Policy and Development: Vol. 6:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/sajpd/vol6/iss1/6