The objective of this study is to review the progress some African countries have made in implementing track & trace (T&T) systems, to assess the effectiveness of these systems, and to evaluate their compliance with the Protocol.
The study then evaluates the regional T&T regime implemented across the 27 European Union (EU) countries and considers the potential advantages of a regional approach from an African context. Finally, it makes recommendations for African countries to improve the ITP compliance and the efficacy of their national T&T systems.
Based on a review of the FCTC ITP and solutions currently implemented in Africa and the EU, it is recommended that African nations implement fully digital T&T solutions and adopt a regional approach where possible.
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The experts behind the research
Our Africa Consulting team include specialists in quantitative economic analysis, working with clients around the globe and across sectors to build models, forecast markets and evaluate interventions using state-of-the art techniques. Lead consultants on this project were:
Cobus de Hart
Director of Africa Consulting
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