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National Monitoring Committees on NTBs
Border management institutions’ working hours are not harmonized.
Posted on : 01 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 128 times

Affected countries :Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi

NTB source & Ministry/Department/ Agency for action :Revenue Authorities

Impact to businesses : Business community to identify impact
Delays and extra cost to doing business

Prioritized Action :Harmonization of working hours

Bottlenecks or Success Factor Security issues and awareness by Business community

Status / Recommendations : The Ministers decided that :

(i) border entry points along the main transport corridors should operate 24 hrs for purposes of clearance of goods ; and
(ii) Partner States submit the names of the border entry points to start with by end of March 2012

The following Partner States have submitted their border posts to operate 24hrs

UGANDA : Malaba ;Busia ;Katuna ;Mutukula

KENYA:Mombasa, Malaba, Busia and, Namanga

URT : To respond to the Secretariat by mid July, 2012

BURUNDI : Kobero, Kanyaru, Gasenyi

RWANDA : Cyanika, Kagitumba, Rusumo, Nemba, Kanyaru

Time-frame : By December 2012.