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Rwanda, DRC Begin Joint Border Services

To achieve the objective of enhancing trade through efficient movement of goods, persons and services, the Rwanda-DR Congo border of La Corniche, popularly known as Grande Barrière, recently started operating as a One Stop Border Post (OSBP).

Grande Barrière is one of the busiest border crossings on the continent. An OSBP is a border facility that combines two stops for national border control processing into one and consolidates border control functions in a shared space for exiting one country and entering another. Using simplified procedures and joint processing wherever appropriate, the OSBPs reduces transit costs incurred in cross-border movement by combining the activities of both country’s border organizations and agencies at either a single common location or at a single location in either direction without increasing risk to public safety or revenue collection.