project brief

Tanzania NTB National Monitoring Committee

Implementor

Tanzania NTB National Monitoring Committee

Target Group

Public and Private Sector group

Project Value

US$ 1,374,014.45

Implementation Period

2011 - 2017

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Why this project?

NTBs account for a significant proportion of the high transportation costs in the EAC which are estimated to limit intra-regional trade by approximately 15% [World Bank] and constitute significant limitations to foreign direct investment. The existing NTBs have also created a mechanism which funds government institutions and a culture which also includes the possibility of corruption. In Tanzania, foreign-registered cargo trucks are required to pay US$ 500 to the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) on each entry, in addition to annual fees of $600. This makes eliminating NTBs one of the highest priorities for the EAC Secretariat and member states.

What:

Elimination of NTBs. Key outputs include;

Chamber programme on advocacy and monitoring of NTBs designed and delivered

Awareness, training, stakeholder consultation and study tours on NTB removal conducted

How:

Advocating and dialogue through the National Monitoring Committee (NMC)

Contact:

Elibariki Shammy, Email: elibariki.shammy@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) which will contribute to reduction in transport costs along key corridors in East Africa

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