Trans-boundary Cooperation

Where there is the potential for trans-boundary movement of spilled oil, or if personnel and equipment may need to be transported across borders, regional and bilateral agreements can provide response actions and sharing of resources. Prearranged procedures are vital for rapid resolution of issues such as liability concerns, emergency immigration and import provisions, and financial compensation processes.

Regional overview:

Does the country have a trans-boundary agreement in place?

National status:

CountriesTrans-boundary agreement in placeRatification of the Abidjan convention
AngolaAngola
BeninBenin
Cabo VerdeCabo Verde
CameroonCameroon
CongoCongo
Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of CongoDemocratic Republic of Congo
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
GabonGabon
GhanaGhana
GuineaGuinea
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau
LiberiaLiberia
MauritaniaMauritania
NamibiaNamibia
NigeriaNigeria
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
SenegalSenegal
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
South AfricaSouth Africa
The GambiaThe Gambia
TogoTogo