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Success stories in NTBs removal
Latest Update : 27 - Jul - 2012 - Viewed : times

Rwanda NMC has made tremendous efforts for removal of NTBs. Some are easier to remove while others require policy changes and enough financial means to be addressed especially those related to infrastructure. Rwanda depends on the good will of other EAC partner states to remove NTBs that they are imposing. This is why most of NTBs that have been successfully removed are of domestic nature on which Rwanda NMC has a big influence. The following achievements are a result of a successful advocacy campaign for removal of NTBs :

Security guarantee for trucks at Nyabugogo
In the past, goods used to be stolen from trucks packed or moving along the Nyabugogo road. We reported this NTB to the Rwanda National Police. Police destroyed the hiding place in Nyabugogo for (...)
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Release of trucks stopped in Rugende and Musha.
Complaints arose from foreign traders that their trucks are stopped at Rugende and Musha for 5 hours (from 4 to 9pm) for prevention of traffic jam in the city of Kigali. Trial mechanisms have (...)
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Calibration of fuel storages at Kabuye.
There was discrepancy in measurement of fuel offloaded at Kabuye fuel depot in comparison with measurement at the loading points outside Rwanda. The result was losses encountered by drivers and (...)
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Certificate of origin were inexistent at the...
Certificate of origin were inexistent at the borders of Gatuna and Rusumo. The consequence was that a trader who bought goods near the borders was obliged to move a long distance to look for the (...)
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Increase in border and customs working hours
The report on NTBs between Rwanda and Uganda and the Issue Paper on NTBs along the central corridor indicated that the working hours at the borders specifically at Cyanika, Kagitumba and Rusumo (...)
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Increase in the border threshold for the simplified certificate of origin
Small traders at Gatuna were complaining for a small threshold of 500$ that allowed them to clear goods using a simplified certificate of origin. We engaged MINEAC and RRA for the issue and the (...)
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Increase in border threshold for goods in destination to Rwanda
There was a complaint from traders that they were not allowed to clear goods at Rwandan borders which exceed 1 millions Rwandan francs. This caused unnecessary delays and additional costs (...)
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