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USAID TRADE HUB WORKSHOP ON THE ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR IN SADC:

September 27 - 28, 2011

Balalaika Hotel

Johannesburg, South Africa

Presentation on Progress and Status of Implementation of Road Infrastructure, Transport and Traffic Sector Policies, Legal, Regulations, Technical Standards in SADC

by

Lovemore Bingandadi

Corridors Advisor

SADC Secreatriat

topics
Topics
  • SADC Transport and Trade Facilitation Landscape.
  • SADC Instruments
  • Protocol Road Sector Provisions
    • Network
    • Market Liberalisation
    • Regulation
      • Quantity
      • Quality
      • Safety
    • Trade Facilitation
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SADC Transport & Trade Facilitation Landscape.

  • Economics
    • Small fragmented markets + 1 dominant economy
    • Multiple membership of economic blocks
    • [SADC, COMESA, EAC, SACU]
  • Geo-politics
    • SADCC-SADC
    • Multiple jurisdictions / legal systems
    • Long distances
    • Multiple borders
    • Multiple languages
  • Modal imbalance
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SADC Instruments

  • Protocols + Annexes
    • Transport
    • Trade
    • Movement of Persons
    • Trade in Services
    • Model laws, policies, regulations and agreements
    • Regional Standards
    • Guidelines
    • Best practices
    • Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan
    • Tripartite Initiatives (COMESA, EAC, SADC)
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Transport Protocol: Road Sector Provisions

    • NETWORK
      • RTRN Definition (65,000km)
      • Standards –construction & Maintenance
        • Design
        • Road traffic signs and nomenclature
        • Axle load limits, GCM
        • bridge formula
        • Weighbridges
        • Condition monitoring & reporting
        • GIS Maps
network management
NETWORK MANAGEMENT
  • INSTITUTIONS
    • Autonomous Road Agencies
    • ASANRA
  • FUNDING
    • PPP management & funding
    • Road Funds
    • Road User Charges
    • Regional Road Fund
regulation
REGULATION
  • Quantity
    • Bilateral Road Transport Agreements
    • Permits-quota, capacity management
  • Quality
  • Vehicle standards and dimensions,
  • Loads on vehicles
  • fitness testing
  • Safety
  • Abnormal loads
  • Hazardous substances/ dangerous goods
trade facilitation
Trade Facilitation
  • Annex 4 Trade Protocol.
  • Regional Transport Corridors
  • Joint Route Management
  • Joint Law Enforcement
  • Third Party MV Insurance
  • Road User Charges
  • One Stop Border Posts
  • Movement of Persons / Crews
market liberalisation
Market liberalisation

SADC planned phases in Liberalisation

  • PHASE I: Abolish restrictions on carriers of two MS. (3rd country & cabotage restriction still applicable).
  • PHASE II: Abolish restrictions on carriers of two MS + 3rd state. (3rd country & cabotage restriction still applicable).
  • PHASE III: Abolish 3rd country rule.
  • PHASE IV: Allow Cabotage.
risdp timetable
RISDP TIMETABLE
  • Target 1: Liberalise regional transport markets by 2008
  • Target 2: Harmonise transport rules, standards and policies by 2008
  • Target 3: Recovery of all costs of maintenance of infrastructure by 2008 and full infrastructure investment costs by 2013
  • Target 4: Removable of avoidable hindrances and impediments to the cross-border movement of persons, goods and services by 2015.
address cross border border processes reforms
Address Cross border / border processes reforms &
  • Harmonise transit management /bonds and guarantees
  • Integrated Border Management / OSBP
  • lack of communication and EDI facilities
  • Pre-Clearance.
  • Single window systems
  • publish charges and procedures
  • corruption and deliberate obstruction
way forward 2
Way Forward 2

Complete market liberalisation study

  • Harmonise instruments (COMESA/EAC/SADC)
  • Introduce Competition Regulations
  • Develop multi-lateral road transport agreement for ESA region.
  • Develop institutional framework
  • Develop implementation plan