Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-001-025  
NTB Type
8.1. Government Policy and regulations  
Complaint
The Rwanda truck carrying Fertilizer TPT from Tanzania to Malawi Lilongwe was refused to enter Malawi and charged USD 1000 for violating third country rule a provision that is being applied betwen Zambia and Malawi to protect their national transport operators against foreign transporters not registered in Malawi. This is a discrimination against other trucks transporting goods to Malawi  
Progress update note
1. On 14 September 2021, Malawi Focal Point advised that the complaint was being attended and would revert with concrete feedback as soon as possible.
2. On 13 October advised that "The Third Country Rule is operational in Malawi and is supported by the bilateral Agreements in force between Malawi and its neighbouring countries. The charges were gazetted as per the attached Regulations" However it is observed that this is a Non tariff Measure . It is recommended that The COMESA Secretariat NTB Unit facilitates consultations with relevant authorities to get this matter considered .  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Malawi: SONGWE KARONGA BOX 8 WEIGHBRIDGE (Weighbridge)  
Reporting Country or Region
Rwanda  
Country specific trade issue
No  
Date of incident
2021-08-10  
Status
New  
Product Description
Rwanda Truck Cargo carrying fertilizer TPT


 
Total value
MK840 000.00  
Date reported
2021-08-23 09:57  
Modified
2021-08-23 09:57