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UPDATE ON NTB ELIMINATION PROGRAM. Presentation by Kassim Omar Vice Chair NMC and National Chairman UCIFA 29 th April 2014 Protea Hotel. Key Achievements, Challenges and E merging Trends. Establishment and Mandate Host Ministry visa vie the Coordinating Ministry

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Update on ntb elimination program

UPDATE ON NTB ELIMINATION PROGRAM

Presentation by Kassim Omar

Vice Chair NMC and

National Chairman UCIFA

29th April 2014

Protea Hotel


Key achievements challenges and e merging trends
Key Achievements, Challenges and Emerging Trends

  • Establishment and Mandate

  • Host Ministry visa vie the Coordinating Ministry

  • Articles 13 par 2 of the CUP 2005

  • Establishment of NMC 2007-2008

  • Regional For a- Entebbe 2008

  • SCTIFI Approval of the TBP 2009

  • 22nd meeting of Council


Continued
Continued

  • Development of Legally Binding Enforcement mechanism

  • EAC Treaty 75 (1)- C and Article 75 (5) on elimination of NTBs


Objective of nmcs
Objective of NMCs

  • Identification

  • Monitoring

  • Elimination


Definition
Definition

  • WTO and UNCTAD guidelines

  • EAC definition

  • Private Sector Perspective

  • Common Perceptions


Examples of ntbs
Examples of NTBs

  • Government participation in Trade

  • Restrictive trade practices

  • Prohibitive customs practices and procedures

  • Distribution constraints

  • Infrastructural constraints

  • Others


Reasons for existence of ntbs
Reasons for existence of NTBs

  • Protection of domestic industries and consumers

  • Safeguard measures against fiscal revenue loses

  • Safeguards on health, safety and security of human beings, animals and plants

  • Safeguards on environment

  • Safeguard of national Security


Major challenges
Major Challenges

  • Identifying and classifying NTBS

  • Administrative / Institutional Measures

  • Legal and regulatory Laws

  • Infrastructural Pillars


Key clusters responsible
Key clusters Responsible

  • Ports Authorities

  • Revenue Authorities

  • OGAs

  • Private Sector


Trade corridors
Trade Corridors

  • Northern Corridor

  • Central Corridor


Some achievements
Some Achievements

  • Reduction in the number of NTBs

  • Improved infrastructure

  • Reduction in cost of doing business

  • Establishment of the NRSE

  • Establishment of the IEF

  • Increased participation of Private Sector in EAC Negotiations


Key desires
Key Desires

  • Harmonization of Regulations and Policies in the EAC

  • Fast tracking the implementation of the Common market protocol

  • Fast tracking the full implementation of the Customs Union Protocol – SCT

  • Greater involvement of the media as disciples of change


Thank you
Thank you

You should hate the sin but not the sinner