Complaint number
NTB Type
2.9. Issues related to transit fees  
Requirement by Tanzania Revenue Authority to Rwandan transporters to use two customs bonds on the Northern-Central Corridor (Kigali-Rusumo-Mombasa via Holili-Taveta border post) costing US$ 150 on departure and US$ 80 on return  
Status note
During the SCTIFI the Republic of Rwanda noted that the the regional bond will be concluded by 1st July, 2021; in the interim traders are incurring double costs and hence urged the United Republic of Tanzania to waive the requirement of the Regional bond while awaiting the finalisation of the Same.
On the issue of waiving the requirement of the Regional bond, Tanzania reported that the Commissioners of Customs will advise during their engagement.The SCTIFI agreed that the issue is operational and should be referred to the Committee on Customs for resolution. Hence it is resolved in this EAC Time Bound Programme  
Progress update note
1. During the Sectoral Committee of Trade held on 28 October - 1 November 2019, requested Rwanda to always use the Regional Bond. and also requested the EAC Secretariat to submit the NTB to the Committee on Customs for resolution.
2. On 10 August 2020, the REC NTB Focal Point reported that the RMC meeting was informed that work is ongoing to interface the two cargo tracking systems and progress will be given.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
Tanzania: Tanzania Revenue Authority (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Country specific trade issue
Date of incident
Date of resolution
Product Description

Total value
Date reported
2019-10-16 16:09  
2020-09-10 21:33