The BIC is a project carried out in conjunction with USAID and West Africa Trade Hub (WATH) to give information to cross-border traders of what they need to know to effectively carry out seamless trade. The project is also a means of formalising the traditional informal cross –border trade and blocking of associated revenue leakages. The BIC has been established and commissioned at the Seme border post.

Efforts are on-going for establishment of more BICs in the following border posts:

  • Sokoto – BirninKoni;
  • Jibiya – Maradi;
  • Banki – Kirawa;
  • Shaki - Parakou