Resolved complaints

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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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NTB-000-193 8.7. Costly Road user charges /fees
Policy/Regulatory
2009-07-27 Mozambique: Ministry of Transport Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: High cost of transportation. Nearly two-thirds of the exported product is transported by the long route of road and rail to Durban, rather than the less expensive route via rail to Nacala, Mozambique. The savings from use of the closer port would be as much as 7-10 percent of total cost  
Resolution status note: The corridors issues is being adressed thorugh the Regional trade facilitation programme. Th eissues are therfore being attended to in the overall regional infrastructure developement programme  
NTB-000-192 7.9. Inadequate trade related infrastructure
Policy/Regulatory
2009-07-27 Mozambique: Beira Port Malawi Resolved
2011-09-23
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Complaint: Inefficient loading and unloading facilities at Nacala and Beira ports in Mozambique resulting in time delays and occasionally additional warehousing costs.  
Resolution status note: In consultations with the Beira Port Authorities, namely, Cornelder, on the 22nd of September 2011, at the Beira Port, Cornelder informed that indeed during the dredging process the Beira port faced a lot of delays but that aspect has been overcome now that the dredging process is over.  
NTB-000-191 7.9. Inadequate trade related infrastructure 2009-07-27 Mozambique: Ministry of Transport Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Logistical bottlenecks along the Nacala and Beira rail routes have resulted in nearly 60% of Malawi's tobacco exports being sent overland to the more distant port of Durban.Nacala and Beira routes relatively expensive and inefficient.  
Resolution status note: This is a general complaint which Malawi could not folow up due to lack of specific information.  
NTB-000-190 7.9. Inadequate trade related infrastructure
Policy/Regulatory
2009-07-27 SADC Malawi Resolved
2011-01-10
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Complaint: Inconsistency of road traffic laws, and their application in SADC.  
Resolution status note: Botswana reported that ahe is in the process of harmonizing traffic laws with SADC traffic laws; however, there are some traffic laws that have been harmonized e.g. road signs etc.  
NTB-000-189 2.11. Lack of control in Customs infrastructure 2009-07-27 South Africa: Beit Bridge Malawi Resolved
2012-04-26
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Complaint: Pilferage of goods and the opening of sealed containers at the South African side of the Beitbridge border post  
Resolution status note: At the 3rd meeting the Tripartite NTBs Focal Points and NMC Chairs held in Dar -es-Salaam on 19-20 April 2012,South Africa reported that they would consult SARS to provide an explanation of how the border process works and on measures put in place to prevent the incident re-occurring. Once this information was received from SARS, it wiould be uploaded to the online system. It was therefore agreed to have this NTB resolved as this could have been a once off incident.  
NTB-000-188 7.10. Other 2009-07-27 Mozambique: Ministry of Transport Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: risk of robbery and theft along the way, particularly in Mozambique  
Resolution status note: This complaint is too general and therefore cannot be traced. Malawi reported that they were unable to substatntiate the complaint.  
NTB-000-188 7.10. Other 2009-07-27 Mozambique: Ministry of Transport Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: risk of robbery and theft along the way, particularly in Mozambique  
Resolution status note: Malawi and Mozambique reported that the complaint is too general and cannot be processed any further. In the absence of additional information, the complaint is therefore considered resolved.  
NTB-000-187 2.14. Other 2009-07-27 Malawi: Ministry of Transport Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Charges on delayed reporting by truck.Clearance must take place within 24 hours or a fine is issued if the shipment is late.  
Resolution status note: Malawi reported that this is not an NTB but a legitimate control measure for truck reporting.  
NTB-000-186 7.9. Inadequate trade related infrastructure 2009-07-27 Mozambique: Beira Port Malawi Resolved
2012-04-26
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Complaint: Poor infrastructure. Many delays at Beira and Nacala docks due to heavy traffic and no security available  
Resolution status note: At the 3rd Tripartite NTBs Focal Point point meeting Malawi registered that the issue be resolved considering the submission from Mozambique that the delays, were as a result of procedural matters between the clearing agents and their respective clients and not the Beira Port authorities per se.  
NTB-000-185 5.4. Quotas 2009-07-27 South Africa: Ministry of Trade Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Annual quota allocations for sugar into SACU  
Resolution status note: South Africa report3ed that Quota allocations have been agreed to on the Sugar Protocol which is also part of the SADC Protocol on Trade  
NTB-000-184 5.12. Export restraint arrangements
Policy/Regulatory
2009-07-27 Malawi: Ministry of Trade Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Export ban on maize, maize meal and other maize byproducts.  
Resolution status note: Malawi reported that the ban was effected when national stocks of maize were low but licenses were routinely given after the situation improved  
NTB-000-183 5.12. Export restraint arrangements 2009-07-27 Malawi: Ministry of Trade Malawi Resolved
2010-07-22
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Complaint: Export restraint on Unmanufactured tobacco  
Resolution status note: This is no longer obtaining  
NTB-000-182 5.1. Quantitative restrictions 2009-07-27 Malawi: Ministry of Trade Zimbabwe Resolved
2012-04-26
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Complaint: Restriction on importation of tobacco leaf from SADC countries  
Resolution status note: At the 3rd meeting the Tripartite NTBs Focal Points and NMC Chairs held in Dar -es-Salaam on 19-20 April 2012, Malawi submitted that importation of tobacco was not restricted. As a matter of fact Malawi imports tobacco from Tanzania Zambia for processing at Malawi companies. The tobacco is re-exported after processing. The meeting was also informed that the companies buying tobacco in the region are the same.  
NTB-000-180 7.9. Inadequate trade related infrastructure
Policy/Regulatory
2009-07-27 Mozambique: Beira Port Malawi Resolved
2011-07-28
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Complaint: Beira & Nacala are the main ports for imports/export goods, which are currently overworked. Lack of institutional support.  
Resolution status note: Mozambique reported that this is not a barrier because Mozambique has three big ports fully operational. The Maputo port being the main one. In March the Single Window Project will become operational at the Maputo Port, to help reduce the time required for customs clearance  
NTB-000-179 1.1. Export subsidies
E313: Temporary prohibition, including suspension of issuance of licences
2009-07-27 Malawi: Ministry of Trade Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Restriction on importation of Eggs of poultry, whether in shell, pulp or dried forms; eggs of wild birds  
Resolution status note: Malawi reported that there is no ban on meat imports but licensing measures were introduced when there was an outbreak of foot and mouth and bird flu diseases  
NTB-000-178 1.8. Import bans 2009-07-27 Malawi: Ministry of Trade Zimbabwe Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Ban on imports of fresh meat products from Zimbabwe  
Resolution status note: Malawi reported that there is no ban on meat imports but licensing measures were introduced when there was an outbreak of foot and mouth and bird flu diseases  
NTB-000-177 1.1. Export subsidies
A11: Temporary geographic prohibitions for SPS reasons
2009-07-27 Malawi: Ministry of Trade South Africa Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Ban on imports of fresh meat products from South Africa and Zimbabwe  
Resolution status note: Malawi reported that there is no ban on meat imports but licensing measures were introduced when there was an outbreak of foot and mouth and bird flu diseases  
NTB-000-176 5.1. Quantitative restrictions 2009-07-27 Malawi: Ministry of Trade Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Restriction on importation of poultry, including day old chicks  
Resolution status note: Malawi reported that there is no restriction but licensing measures were introduced when there was an outbreak of bird flu disease  
NTB-000-175 1.1. Export subsidies
B6: Product identity requirement
2009-07-27 Zambia: Bureau of Standards Malawi Resolved
2011-03-04
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Complaint: Zambia has placed standards requirements that sugar from Malawi be fortified with Vitamin A.  
Resolution status note: Zambia reported that all sugar for domestic consumption, be it imported or manufactured locally is supposed to be fortified with vitamin A.
 
NTB-000-175 1.1. Export subsidies
B6: Product identity requirement
2009-07-27 Zambia: Bureau of Standards Malawi Resolved
2011-03-04
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Complaint: Zambia has placed standards requirements that sugar from Malawi be fortified with Vitamin A.  
Resolution status note: Zambia reported that all sugar for domestic consumption, be it imported or manufactured locally is supposed to be fortified with vitamin A.  
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