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-000-436 2.14. Other 2009-04-16 EAC Kenya Resolved
2014-12-11
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Complaint: There is lack of harmonized procedures manual for the EAC partner states.  
Resolution status note: At the 16th NTBs forum held in Kigali in December 2014, EAC Secretariat reported that the EAC harmonized procedures manual was adopted by the Council in 2012. This NTB is therefore resolved  
NTB-000-056 2.4. Import licensing 2009-02-09 Zambia: Ministry of Trade Zimbabwe Resolved
2011-03-04
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Complaint: Zimbabwe reported that Zambia is not issuing permits for the importaion of sterilized milk from Zimbabwe  
Resolution status note: Zambia reported that The Ban was lifted and reported during the COMESA Twenty Ninth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee – December, 2010  
NTB-000-058 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2009-02-09 Eritrea: Eritrea Revenue Authority Kenya Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Kenya reported that the Government of Eritrea is rejecting the COMESA Certificate of origin on processed meat exports from the Farmers Choice in Kenya due to authenticity of Signatures.  
Resolution status note: Eriteria reported that the issue was resolved by the COMESA customs and trade committee meeting  
Products: 2102.10: Active yeasts  
NTB-000-057 2.4. Import licensing 2009-02-09 Zambia: Ministry of Trade Zimbabwe Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Zimbabwe reported that Zambia is not issuing permits for the importaion of sterilized milk from Zimbabwe  
Resolution status note: Zambia reported that the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Zambia in 2007 suspended importation of sterilized milk until production, consumption and deficit figures were known so that whilst allowing imports , the diary industry which is in its infancy does not suffer but be allowed to grow. Consultations between the Ministry of Agriculture in Zambia and the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Zimbabwe are ongoing with a view to resolving the problem associated with the importation of sterilized milk from Zimbabwe.  
NTB-000-055 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2009-02-09 Madagascar: Customs Department Mauritius Resolved
2010-11-29
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Complaint: Mauritius reported that Madagascar has doubt on the originating status of sopa exported by Maniprove Company of Mauritius to Sarvonnerie Tropicale Company in Madagascar  
Resolution status note: Madagascar reported that elimination of this NTB is being done progressively  
Products: 3401.20: Soap in the form of flakes, granules, powder, paste or in aqueous solution  
NTB-000-054 5.2. Exchange controls 2009-02-04 Kenya: Private Company Mauritius Resolved
2009-02-04
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Complaint: Tara Florist of Mauritius reported that they made a payment in advance for an order of cut flowers to Mayfield Growers of Nairobi, Kenya on 17 August, 2007.

Mayfield Growers failed to deliver the products as agreed. Tara Florist has been sending reminders to Mayfield Growers.
 
Resolution status note: Government of Kenya facilitated resolution of the problem in 2007/8  
NTB-000-881 8.8. Issues related to transit 2009-02-04 Tanzania: Nakonde Zambia Resolved
2020-11-10
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Complaint: Since 2006, the Tanzanian Government imposed a ban on importation of poultry and poultry products to curb any possible Avian Influenza Disease outbreak. However, a Zambian Company (Hybrid Poultry Farm) has been denied Transit Permit for hatching eggs destined for Kenya. The hatching eggs are not going to be offloaded in Tanzania as it will only be used as a transit country and will be transported in sealed refrigerated containers.  
Resolution status note: On 10 November 2020, Zambia Focal Point advised that this was no longer an issue therefore should be resolved.  
NTB-000-053 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2009-01-21 Burundi: Ministry of Trade Eswatini Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Refuse to offer a minimum reduction of 60% on standard importatiion of sugar from Swaziland as agreed.

Burundian Customs are claiming that Swaziland is not a member of COMESA.
 
Resolution status note: Issue was resolved by the COMESA Customs and Trade Committee  
NTB-000-046 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2009-01-21 Zambia: Zambia Revenue Authority Malawi Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: wheat flour  
Products: 1101.00: Wheat or meslin flour  
NTB-000-031 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2008-12-23 Egypt: Ministry of Trade Uganda Resolved
2009-02-04
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Complaint: : Authorisation fees for endorsement of COMESA Certificate of Origin

Uganda has complained that Egypt authorities require that Certificates of Origin be endorsed by the Egyptian Embassy in Kampala before dispatch of the goods
 
Resolution status note: Issue was resolved through COMESA Customs and Trade Committee  
NTB-000-033 5.10. Prohibitions 2008-12-22 Uganda: Ministry of Rourism, Trade and Industry Kenya Resolved
2019-04-26
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Complaint: Ban on Imports

Kenya has complained that Uganda had placed a ban on beef imports
 
Resolution status note: Uganda reported that the issue is not for Kenya but all other Partner States. And it is only on frozen beef she resolved the issue.  
Products: 0202.30: Frozen, boneless meat of bovine animals  
NTB-000-038 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2008-12-22 Malawi: Malawi Revenue Authority Kenya Resolved
2011-07-28
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Complaint: Kenya complained that Malawian Government require submission of Form 18 along with COMESA Certificate of Origin. On Form 18, exporter has to justify that value addition amounts to 51% contrary to the COMESA value addition requirement of 35%.  
Resolution status note: At their meeting eld on 29 August 2011, Kenya NMC reported that Kenya is no longer encountering this problem and are therefore happy to get it considered resolved.  
NTB-000-052 2.7. International taxes and charges levied on imports and other tariff measures
Policy/Regulatory
2008-12-22 Malawi: Malawi Revenue Authority Kenya Resolved
2012-05-30
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Complaint: 25% excise duty on edible oils

Kenya complained that Malawian Government charge 25% excise duty on imports of edible oils.
 
Resolution status note: At the NTBs SMS launch meeting hel on 09 April 2013, Malawi reported that this issue had been resolved and confirmed that Malawi chrges a duty of 20 percent which is is applied to both local and imported commodities hence its non discriminatory, therefore not an NTB.  
Products: 1511.90: Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined (excl. chemically modified and crude)  
NTB-000-052 2.7. International taxes and charges levied on imports and other tariff measures
Policy/Regulatory
2008-12-22 Malawi: Malawi Revenue Authority Kenya Resolved
2012-05-30
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Complaint: 25% excise duty on edible oils

Kenya complained that Malawian Government charge 25% excise duty on imports of edible oils.
 
Resolution status note: Malawi reported that the excise tax was non- discriminatory  
Products: 1511.90: Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined (excl. chemically modified and crude)  
NTB-000-048 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2008-12-22 Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Egypt Resolved
2009-02-04
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Complaint: Egypt complained that the Zimbabwean authorities were applying 40% import duty on alcohol imported from Egypt.  
Products: 2208.70: Liqueurs and cordials  
NTB-000-030 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2008-12-22 Egypt: Ministry of Trade Kenya Resolved
2011-05-11
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Complaint: Kenya complained that Egyptian authorities were demanding the galvanized steel coils should be engraved with the wording 'Made in Kenya as proof of origin'  
Resolution status note: Egypt reported that the issue had been resolved through diplomatic channels. the Egyptian authorities forwarded an official reply in this regard through diplomatic channels including that the technical standard on Egyptian imports of galvanized steel coils, as well as the COMESA rules of origin does not require codification of the indication of origin on the product.  
Products: 7208.39: Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of >= 600 mm, in coils, simply hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated, of a thickness of < 3 mm, not pickled, without patterns in relief  
NTB-000-049 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures
Policy/Regulatory
2008-12-22 Kenya: Kenya Bureau of Standards Egypt Resolved
2013-01-14
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Complaint: Pre-verification of Compliance (PVOC)

Complaint drawn to the attention of the Kenyan authorities
 
Resolution status note: On 14 January 2013, Egypt Focal Point reported that Egypt was no longer complaining about the PVOC that Kenya is applying. So the NTB -000-049 should be put in the resolved NTBs category.  
NTB-000-035 2.7. International taxes and charges levied on imports and other tariff measures 2008-12-22 Uganda: Ministry of Trade Kenya Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Import Tariffs

Kenya complained that Ugandan authorities were utilizing 1994 tariff levels as base year for calculating COMESA discounts.
 
Resolution status note: Uganda reported that she is no longer using 1994 tariff levels as base year for calculations  
NTB-000-037 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2008-05-29 Malawi: Malawi Revenue Authority Zimbabwe Resolved
2011-05-25
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Complaint: Zimbabwe complained that the Malawian authorities require a Pre-Shipment Inspection on all goods.  
Resolution status note: Malawi reportd that Preshipment Inspection was phased out in 2007.  
NTB-000-047 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2007-05-29 Madagascar: Ministry of Trade Eswatini Resolved
2009-02-03
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Complaint: Swaziland complained that the Government of Madagascar were not exempting import duties on Swaziland original goods (Madagascar Customs said Swaziland is not part of COMESA any more as of 1st February, 2007)  
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