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National Monitoring Committees on NTBs
Non-recognition of EAC Rules & Certificates of Origin
 
Posted on : 01 - Aug - 2012 - Viewed : 31 times

Affected countries : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania

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

Impact to businesses :

  • Cost of organizing verification missions.
  • Delays in processing mission reports of between 1-2 months.
  • Lost of business opportunities

Prioritized Action : Adherence to EAC Rules of Origin Criteria of 30% local value added

Bottlenecks or Success Factor Pressure from domestic businesses due to fear they will lose domestic markets.

Success Factor : Goodwill to treat EAC as a single market area.

Status / Recommendations : Partner States are now recognizing certificate of origins and verification missions undertaken where origin criteria is doubted.

Time-frame : Resolved

 
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