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National Monitoring Committees on NTBs
Lack of harmonized port procedures manual.
Posted on : 01 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 38 times

Affected countries :Partner States

NTB source & Ministry/Department/ Agency for action :TPA and KPA

Impact to businesses : Varying grace periods makes the importers to pay demurrage charges which increases cost of doing business in the region

Prioritized Action :TPA and KPA to harmonize port procedures manual grace periods.

Bottlenecks or Success Factor Investments by port authorities

Status / Recommendations :The Ministers decided that port procedures manuals should be harmonized.
EAC Secretariat to facilitate the harmonization through the Sectoral Council of TCM.

Time-frame :December, 2012