Rational for CMCs
The formation of committees to promote facilitation varies from region to region as the key issues are recognized. Committees may be formed at the regional economic community level when facilitation instruments are approved and not implemented or at the national level when trade and economic development faces logistical bottlenecks. Whichever problem is recognized first, there is often need for a multi-country effort that focuses on the specific issues of the corridor itself and seeks solutions through the implementation of international instruments and their domestication into national law, improved transport operations, necessary infrastructure rehabilitation or construction, etc.
The rationale for Corridor Committees is that they:
Generally bringing about real improvements in a region requires efforts at all three levels, regional, national and Corridor-specific. The diagram below illustrates the synergy possible between levels in bringing about improvements.