T he eighth edition of the trans-border trade fair for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, CEMAC, codenamed; FOTRAC (Foire Transfronteliére Annual de la CEMAC) will hold from June 23 to 5 July, 2017. In the past, the event opened to friendly countries like Senegal, Niger and Benin. The confluence nature of the host town, Kye-ossi, South Region of Cameroon that borders CEMAC countries of the Central Africa Republic, Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville gives the gathering a unique touch of a regional grouping. Ahead of the get-together, government officials in Cameroon led by the Minister of Trade, Luc Magloire Mbarga have been fine-tuning preparations to provide befitting welcome to their guests. Looking at thousands who attended the last such event with Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Senegal and others, the same trend could be repeated this year. Most Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that showed up for the trade fair not only made brisk business selling their articles at the exhibition village, but equally made useful business contacts. Female groups and individual business actors dealing in items such as; dresses in dye form and local cotton fabrics, arts works, food items, handicrafts, trade-practitioners with locally made herbs, local laboratories struggled to outdo each other at the exhibition. With exact figures on either the take home package for the traders or the number of participants in former editions, the sustained organisation of the event not only demonstrates the interest and attractiveness of the event, but also a sense of togethernees required within the CEMAC and beyond. Each exhibitor took home not less than FCFA 100,000 from the commercial interaction opportunities that they had mostly through direct sales of their products and the occasion equally helped in attracting business partnerships. The boisterous transformation that the arrival of peoples from diverse parts of the sub-region and beyond augurs well for intra-Africa trade which several experts have repeatedly urged, especially CEMAC member countries to engage in. Unfortunately, some countries are still feet-dragging on the issues and think that their nationalistic interest can only best be served as they go solo. Modern trends have highly been against such solitary approach to development and progress across the globe and the creation of economic blocs has incontestably proven to work better, especially in countries like CEMAC sub-region that are still lacking in industrialisation. Being aware of the importance of business partnership has been a driving force that Cameroonian authorities would want to pursue no matter the odds. This is certainly what FOTRAC is out to achieve.