Commerce de réexportation des textiles et villes frontalières entre Niger et Nigéria

Olivier Walther, Moustapha Koné

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Abstract

This paper examines the economic conditions that enable the development of re-export trade at Niger’s borders. Building on an empirical analysis of second-hand textile trade in the south of the country, the article shows that re-export trade thrives due to the proximity to the port of Cotonou, attractive fiscal conditions, and the existence of a trading diaspora with sufficient capital and experience to take advantage of the border situation. The article shows that the traders of the re-export trade settled in three main migration waves whose origins are always more distant. Since the election of President Buhari in Nigeria, however, the growth of this trade is undermined by increased border controls that aim at limiting the import of banned products.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCahiers d'Outre-Mer
Volume278
Pages (from-to)465-491
ISSN0373-5834
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • trade
  • borders
  • Nigeria
  • cities
  • Africa

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