Title: Niger: Cotecna Inspections Niamey Liaison Office

Language: English

Type: Document

Nature: Report

Published: January 1, 2016

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

Country: Niger

Keywords: Knowledge Lab, Public Sector


Document Summary:

This series showcases how the World Bank Group supports the development and implementation of public-private partnerships. This support comes in the form of public sector loans, private sector finance, sector and transaction advice, guarantees, and output-based aid.

Document Details:

The Government of Niger (GoN) awarded Cotecna Inspection Services S.A. of Switzerland (COINS) a concession to develop import verification and trade facilitation services. COINS will establish a Cotecna Inspection Services S.A. Niamey Liaison Office in Niamey, the country’s capital. Niger is heavily dependent on imports for foodstuffs, machinery, vehicles and parts, petroleum, and cereals. Imports represent 40 percent of Niger’s GDP. The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is supporting COINS through a guarantee covering its investment for up to six years.

Updated: April 12, 2022