Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-986  
NTB Type
8.7. Costly Road user charges /fees  
Complaint
The complaint is submitted by the Botswana Truckers Association against high user road costs in the Republic of Zambia. Other countries in the region are charging lower fees than Zambia. Zambia charges of US$541.00 per entry into Zambia for Botswana registered trucks/buses while other SADC Member States are charged between $110 and 335 per vehicle. These charges have been going on for 8-9 years now which makes you less competitive as operators from Botswana.The high user road costs increases trade costs and undermine regional trade and integration. In addition, Zambia also charges toll fees at every weigh-bridge in Zambia .  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Zambia: Kazungula Ferry (Border post)  
Reporting Country or Region
SADC  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2020-10-20  
Status
New  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2020-11-03 09:38  
Modified
2020-11-03 09:38