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National Monitoring Committees on NTBs
Welcome note
Posted on : 02 - Apr - 2012 - Viewed : 1224 times
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On behalf of the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), I am delighted to welcome you to the official website of Rwanda National Monitoring Committee (NMC)that is hosted at our Ministry.

The NMC derives its mandate from Article 13 of the Protocol on the Establishment of the East African Community (EAC) Customs Union (2004) in which the EAC Partner States agreed to immediately remove “all the existing Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) to the importation into their respective territories of goods originating in the other Partner States and, thereafter, not to impose any new Non-Tariff Barriers.” The same article provides for each Partner State to formulate “a mechanism for identifying and monitoring the removal of Non-Tariff Barriers.” Therefore in a nutshell, the mandate of the NMC is the identification, monitoring and removal of Non-Tariff Barriers. The NMCs are established in all the five EAC countries with members from the business community and key government institutions.

In this context, our NMC was established in June 2008 and has been at the forefront of identifying and monitoring the removal of NTBs in Rwanda and within the EAC Partner States.
Rwanda NMC is currently chaired by MINICOM and co-chaired by the Private Sector Federation (PSF).

The NMC website has been designed to inform and secure feedback from NMC members and other interested visitors and hence increase NMC visibility. The website seeks to provide you with the very latest information about NMC activities and specifically elimination of NTBs at national and regional level.

The website will further inform NMC members, national and regional stakeholders of the significant achievements and changes as far as elimination of NTBs is concerned and also support the NMC advocacy role for their removal.
I want this to be your website, and hope you’ll find it both helpful and enlightening. We designed the site to make it easier to find information important to you.
You can use links on the site for a variety of purposes, from getting personal assistance from our NMC secretariat to learning about the issues we are working on every day.

Let me end by wishing you the best as you browse through our website and let me hope that you will find it useful to you. I encourage you to get back to us for suggestions, improvements and constructive criticisms.
Thank you for visiting our website.

KANIMBA Fran├žois
Minister of Trade and Industry


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