6.9 Northern Corridor stakeholders survey

The report presents the findings of a stakeholder survey carried out to identify and address non-tariff barriers on sections of the Northern Corridor.

The report finds that border stations require better internet connectivity to enable electronic customs declaration and information exchange, and that parking, warehousing and verification sheds are often inadequate. Customs authorities should improve information exchange and take measures to reduce the diversion of goods in transit. Road infrastructure should meet East African Community standards, with gabions added where needed.

The route from Burundi and Rwanda through Tanzania to Mombasa should be re-directed to reduce transit time by taking advantage of upgraded sections. The Port of Bujumbara on Lake Tankanyika would benefit from improving the rail system linking it to Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. Road infrastructure would see reduced heavy container traffic.

Raising awareness among stakeholders would assist implementation of trade facilitation measures.

Issuing body: Transit Transport Coordination Authority of the Northern Corridor
Type: Report
Status: Final
Northern Corridor stakeholders survey of Kigali-Rubavu/Goma and Kigali-Akanyaru/Kanyaru Haut-Bujumbura-Gatumba/Kavimvira transit sections
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File size: 4.3 MB
Year of publication: 2013
Number of pages: 62