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Progress in elimination of NTBs in the EAC : experts’ report from the 19th EAC regional forum on NTBs
Truck crossing Gatuna border post The 19th EAC Regional Forum on NTBs was held from 8th to 10th December 2015 at Riyal Orchid Azure Hotel in Nairobi/Kenya. The meeting was convened by EAC (...)
Posted on : 12 - Jan - 2016 - Viewed : 16 times
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Operationalization of Border Committees at Kagitumba, Cyanika and Gatuna border posts
Men at work on the Gatuna Rwandan side of the border where drainage system is set to be improved as construction of One Stop Border Post is ongoing. During the technical bilateral meeting (...)
Posted on : 02 - Nov - 2015 - Viewed : 20 times
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Outcomes of the 18th EAC regional forum on elimination of NTBs
The 18th Regional Forum on NTBs was held from 22nd to 24th September 2015 at Mount Meru Hotel in Arusha/Tanzania. The meeting was attended by the Members of the National Monitoring Committees (...)
Posted on : 13 - Oct - 2015 - Viewed : 25 times
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Central corridor member states eager to reduce trade and transport barriers along the corridor.
The central corridor is a multi-modal trade and transport corridor within the East African Community and is a combination of road and railway network linking the Port of Dar es Salaam to the (...)
Posted on : 20 - Aug - 2015 - Viewed : 847 times
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Easing trade and transport along the Northern Corridor.
The Northern Corridor is the transport corridor linking the landlocked countries of Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan and Burundi to Kenya’s Maritime Port of Mombasa. The transport corridor also serves (...)
Posted on : 20 - Aug - 2015 - Viewed : 835 times
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Towards a fully-fledged Single Customs Territory in EAC
The Single Customs Territory is a functional customs union where duties and other restrictive trade regulations are eliminated with respect to trade between states and, the same duties and other (...)
Posted on : 20 - Aug - 2015 - Viewed : 853 times
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Easing cross border trade by eliminating Non Tariff Barriers
Rwanda National Monitoring Committee (NMC) that strives for elimination of Non Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in EAC is getting support from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) to ease cross border trade (...)
Posted on : 24 - Mar - 2014 - Viewed : 113 times
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Fight against NTBs intensified by EAC partner states
Partner states of the East African Community (EAC) have continued to fight NTBs to make intra-regional trade flourish. During the 13th EAC regional forum on NTBs which was held in Bujumbura from (...)
Posted on : 26 - Jan - 2014 - Viewed : 71 times
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Rwanda NMC members trained on Nature and Classification of Non Tariff Barriers (NTBs) and their impact on Trade Competitiveness.
The training workshop on Nature and Classification of Non Tariff Barriers (NTBs) and their impact on trade competitiveness was conducted in Kigali at High Lands Suites Hotel on Thursday 28th (...)
Posted on : 16 - Dec - 2013 - Viewed : 284 times
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Outcomes of the 12th EAC regional forum on NTBs.
The 12th Regional Forum on NTBs was held from 14th – 17th, October 2013, at EAC Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania in accordance with EAC Calendar of activities for July-December 2013. The meeting (...)
Posted on : 28 - Oct - 2013 - Viewed : 268 times
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NMC members trained on SMS feedback system
The training was conducted in Kigali at the Ministry of Trade and Industry on Thursday 10th October 2013 on the invitation of the same ministry. In total, 28 participants attended the training. (...)
Posted on : 25 - Oct - 2013 - Viewed : 658 times
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EAC urged to speed up single customs territory.
Member countries of the East African Community (EAC) should urgently embrace the establishment of the single customs point as one of the ways of speeding up cross border trade, regional (...)
Posted on : 02 - Oct - 2013 - Viewed : 102 times
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Tripartite ministers endorse single tourist visa, travel by identity card.
Ministers from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda have approved the use of national identity cards as travel documents and the issuance of a single tourist visa. They made the endorsement at the end of a (...)
Posted on : 02 - Oct - 2013 - Viewed : 132 times
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Rwanda starts work on regional railway project.
Rwanda has kick-started plans to construct a railway line that will link the country to Kenya’s Mombasa port through Uganda. According to Prof. Silas Lwakabamba, the Minister of Infrastructure, (...)
Posted on : 02 - Oct - 2013 - Viewed : 107 times
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Revised transit fees to boost regional trade.
Tanzania has reduced road toll charges for Rwandan-registered trucks from $ 500 to $152, a move that will see truckers from the two East African countries pay a harmonised fee. The revised fee, (...)
Posted on : 02 - Oct - 2013 - Viewed : 100 times
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The regional single customs territory will be ready by end of this month, the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and Private Sector Federation (PSF) have confirmed.
Once implemented, it is expected to eradicate barriers to trade by adopting a central model of clearance of goods, whereby taxes and assessments will be done only at the first point of entry and, (...)
Posted on : 02 - Oct - 2013 - Viewed : 107 times
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Rwanda - Uganda Form Border Committees to Eliminate Trade Barriers
In a move to strengthen bilateral trade relations between the two sister countries—Rwanda and Uganda, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) and its Ugandan counterpart ministry—Ministry of (...)
Posted on : 18 - Apr - 2013 - Viewed : 144 times
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BARRIERS TO RWANDAN TRADE TUMBLE – THEO KEEPS ON TRUCKING
Theodore Murenzi’s truck ground to a halt in Rwanda. So did the business it was supposed to be doing, hauling stone and earth to feed the appetite for construction (...)
Posted on : 18 - Apr - 2013 - Viewed : 112 times
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EAC Partner States meet to address remaining NTBs during the 10th EAC regional forum on NTBs
The 10th Regional Forum on NTBs was held from 6th – 9th, March 2013, at Sun Safari Club Hotel, Bujumbura, Burundi in accordance with EAC Calendar of activities for January-June 2013. The meeting (...)
Posted on : 18 - Apr - 2013 - Viewed : 405 times
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EAC-COMESA-SADC SMS REPORTING SYSTEM LAUNCHED
NTBs increase the cost of doing cross-border business and reduce the gains from trade by restricting domestic market access to regional exporters and importers. They include any regulations, (...)
Posted on : 18 - Apr - 2013 - Viewed : 81 times
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NMC members trained on advocacy strategies and approaches.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry organized a training workshop on “Advocacy Strategies and Approaches” for members of the National Monitoring Committee (NMC) for elimination of Non-Tariff (...)
Posted on : 23 - Jan - 2013 - Viewed : 113 times
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The East African Community Partner States and...
The East African Community Partner States and the East African Community Secretariat were presented with a draft report and bill on legally binding mechanism on the elimination of Non-Tariff (...)
Posted on : 04 - Jan - 2013 - Viewed : 82 times
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Easing regional trade by reducing dwell times at regional borders
As the Private Sector continues to put focus on the region as a trade bloc in its advocacy role, the Private Sector Federation (PSF) is engaging stakeholders in discussions to ensure a (...)
Posted on : 08 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 63 times
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Efforts intensified to eliminate NTBs – Rwanda keen to eliminate domestic and external NTBs.
The National Strategy for elimination of NTBs is having its impact The socio-political and economic environment for NTBs continues to evolve. In September 2011, Rwanda became the first (and (...)
Posted on : 08 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 144 times
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MINICOM-ITC consultative meeting to discuss the draft survey report onNon-Tariff Measures (NTMs) that affects Rwanda
On Thursday 12th July 2012 the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) organized a workshop at Lemigo Hotel to discuss the findings of a survey on (...)
Posted on : 08 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 363 times
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Government seeks to streamline fuel trade
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba, has tabled before Parliament a bill determining the regulation of petroleum trade in the country. It applies to the import, re-export, (...)
Posted on : 23 - Jul - 2012 - Viewed : 62 times
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PSF workshop with businesses on implications of EAC Single Customs Territory
The first Consultative Workshop with the private sector on EAC integration was held today,26th June, 2012 at the Hilltop hotel in Kigali. The workshop was organized by the Private Sector (...)
Posted on : 23 - Jul - 2012 - Viewed : 46 times
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With Kigali International Arbitration Center, PSF provides efficient dispute resolution
The Kigali International Arbitration Center (KIAC) was officially opened on May 31 at a colorful function held at the Kigali Serena Hotel, with Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi as the (...)
Posted on : 23 - Jul - 2012 - Viewed : 54 times
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Motor garage owners reap from PSF’s advocacy
Led by its constant quest to promote and represent the interests of the Rwandan business community, PSF continues to execute its role of providing timely and relevant business development (...)
Posted on : 23 - Jul - 2012 - Viewed : 114 times
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Minister Kanimba receives KCB developers club in Rwanda for a Three day visit
A delegation of 42 Members of Kenya Commercial Bank Group Developers Club is in the country with the aim to share their experiences and seek the Rwandan developers looking for partnerships in the (...)
Posted on : 23 - Jul - 2012 - Viewed : 47 times
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Rwanda-Uganda Joint Technical Committees on trade issues met
Kigali, 25th June 2012- The Ministry of Trade and Industry held a Joint technical meeting between Rwanda and Uganda in order to assess the implementation status of the MoUs on elimination of (...)
Posted on : 23 - Jul - 2012 - Viewed : 130 times
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