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Complaint number NTB Type
Category 1. Government participation in trade & restrictive practices tolerated by governments
Category 2. Customs and administrative entry procedures
Category 5. Specific limitations
Category 6. Charges on imports
Category 7. Other procedural problems
Category 8. Transport, Clearing and Forwarding
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Reporting country or region
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EAC
SADC
Status
Actions
NTB-000-374 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2010-02-10 SADC Zimbabwe In process View
Complaint: Lack of a SADC simplified trading regime hampers small traders from doing business with their SADC counterparts.  
Progress: The SADC secretariat reported that a study on developing a SADC STR had been commissioned and the Consultancy firm presented a preliminary report on its findings to the 15th SCTF meeting held in Gaborone from 17-18 May 2017 for noting.  
NTB-000-358 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2010-02-10 Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ministry of Trade Tanzania In process View
Complaint: The process of obtaining DRC Ogeframe certificate delays cargo at the port and increases costs. Procedure is too long as it involves exporter paying fees at Tanzania Revenue Authority in DAr es Salaam Office and then take the document for endorsement by DRC. This is applicable only to transit goods to DRC.  
Progress: At the 18th SADC Sub Committee on Trade Facilitation meeting held in Gaborone, Tanzania informed the meeting that it was the DRC companies that experienced the NTB, however, DRC responded that they had not received any complaint from the companies . The two countries would undertake bilateral consultations between the Ministries of Transport and Ministries of Trade and report back.  
NTB-000-324 7.9. Inadequate trade related infrastructure 2009-09-09 SADC Seychelles In process View
Complaint: Some businesses complained that SADC ports are unable to handle containers that exceed 6 metres (20 ft), which limits exporters in implementing the most cost-effective way of transporting their products  
Progress: During the 15th meeting of the SADC Sub - Committee on Trade Facilitation held in May 2017, the Secretariat reported that the Issue had been referred to Directorate of Infrastructure & S for consideration because it is outside the scope of trade.  
NTB-000-302 7.7. Complex variety of documentation required
Policy/Regulatory
2009-09-09 SADC Madagascar In process View
Complaint: Differing paperwork and processes for COMESA and SADC causes confusion  
Progress: During the 15th SCTF held in may 2017, the SADC Secretariat reported that this NTB would be addressed through the Tripartite FTA work programme therefore any progress will be determined by the progress under the Tripartite programme.  
NTB-000-097 1.2. Government monopoly in export/import
Policy/Regulatory
2009-07-26 Botswana: Ministry of Trade South Africa In process View
Complaint: Botswana has a single channel marketing for meat.  
Progress: At the 15th meeting of the SADC Sub Committee on Trade Facilitation held on 17-18 May 2017, Botswana reported that a Feasibility Study on Liberalisation of Beef Export Market has commenced. An Inception Report has already been produced and presented to the Reference Team. The final report will be produced in six (6) month from March 2017.  
NTB-000-075 2.10. Inadequate or unreasonable customs procedures and charges 2009-07-23 SADC Botswana In process View
Complaint: The SADC region has different border operating times and this inhibits intra regional trade  
Progress: 1. On 2nd July 2015, SADC Secretariat reported that the SADC Sub Committee on Customs Cooperation had made significant progress on this issue through ongoing consultations. The Secretariat is expected to provide a progress report stipulating status and outcome of the consultations this regard.

2.At the SADC TNF meeting held on 24 May 2013, in Gaborone, secretariat reported that the 23rd SCCC resolved that Customs Administrations would consult with each other and relevant stakeholders to review the hours of operation of the major border posts, with the objective of meeting the requirements by trade.

The SCCC noted that work was being done to extend operating hours for those border posts.
 
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