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Special Report on

Regional Trade Facilitation Programme

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Works and Transport minister John Nasasira’s decision to suspend weighbridges across the country might finally put Uganda in harmony with its regional neighbours. Nasasira allegedly suspended the operation of weighbridges after it was discovered that the weigh bridge attendants were extorting money from truck owners, operators and drivers to allow overloaded trucks to go ply national roads. A surprise check on weighbridges countrywide by the Roads ministry and the police following complaints revealed massive corruption. As part of the operation, police on an unnamed day reportedly swung into action and re-weighed all trucks that ...
issues. Network members currently include over 20 leading national trade research and academic institutions from as many developing countries from East, South, and Southeast Asia and the Pacific. ARTNeT's goal is to increase the amount of quality trade research available to policymakers in the Asia and Pacific region.
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forum trade ministers end meeting in vanuatu foru...
Forum Trade Ministers met in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 2 – 3 August 2007 to review the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) and its implementation, progress on implementation of the Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP) and a programme for the Standards & Conformance (S&C) component of the RTFP. They also considered the PACER-related Studies on a more comprehensive framework for trade and economic cooperation among Members – the Gap Analysis Study and Baseline Study Reports between FICs and Australia & New Zealand, a regional approach to World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade issues, intellectual property ... market research, surveys and trends
Cumbersome customs procedures in East Africa leads to un-recorded ...
Trade worth $31.6 million (Sh2.1 billion) goes unrecorded each year within East African Community member states due to cumbersome customs procedures. The trend has also been fuelled by export/import restrictions on foodstuff, tariffs on non-EAC originating products.A recent survey commissioned by the East African Business Council found out that many cross-border traders are not familiar with customs procedures. The survey conducted in April this year covered 12 border posts and two inland ports in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. It found out that formal trade across the 12 stations was quite substantial. In 2007, ... market research, surveys and trends

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REGIONAL TRADE FACILITATION PROGRAMME

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RTFP Regional Trade Facilitation Programme. SIDS Smaller Island Developing States .... provided for in the Regional Indicative Programme is €95 million. The EU ..... and helped to keep inflation below 5 percent for the last four years. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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view of the Regional Trade Facilitation Programme, or ..... percent of GDP, reflects foreign participation in the partial privatisation of Telkom. ..... R3. 3 billion; for Daimler Chrysler the amount is R2.5 billion; and R1.6 billion for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Job Description for Corridor Coordination Adviser to Manage SADC ...
Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP) Programme, to procure the services an expert who will assist the SADC Secretariat to coordinate ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Joint Consultative Session on the ASEAN Trade Facilitation ...
prior to July 2008 ASEAN lacked a comprehensive regional trade facilitation program. The ASEAN Secretariat requested assistance from the ASEAN-US Techncial ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Trade Facilitation Summary
Although member nations were scheduled to begin negotiating commitments on trade facilitation for the first time ever at the Cancun Ministerial Conference, the talks ended prematurely in part due to a stalemate over whether to initiate negotiations on trade facilitation and the other three Singapore issues. Should members agree to begin talks on trade facilitation at another point in the Doha round, they will focus on the simplification and transparency of cross-border transportation of goods. Members have suggested a two-track approach to negotiations in which nations will work toward implementing current standards and ...
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