Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-822  
NTB Type
1.1. Export subsidies  
Complaint
Zambia denies imports of Kenyan pure palm based cooking oil on the basis that it does not meet the 35% COMESA Rules of Origin value addition criterion. The Zambian Private sector raised concerns that the pure palm based cooking oil from Kenya was being treated as a semi-processed and yet it was a final product.  
Progress update note
The 33rd meeting of the COMESA Customs and Trade Committee was informed that this NTB dates back to 2003 when a joint on the spot verification mission was undertaken in Kenya. However, the verification mission did not succeed in resolving the issue of the originating status of pure palm-based cooking oil. Further Bilateral consultations and verification missions have been undertaken in resolving the NTB.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Zambia: Zambia Revenue Authority (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Date of incident
2010-01-01  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2018-06-11 12:20  
Modified
2018-06-11 12:20