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Tanzania has most trade barriers in EAC- report!!!

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  1. Kabaridi

    Kabaridi JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania employs the highest form of bureaucratic bottlenecks to the movement of goods and services in the East African Community, a new report shows.
    Kenya, Uganda and Burundi follow in that order in imposing administrative and technical requirements that act as obstacles to trade, reveals The State of East Africa 2012 report.

    But Rwanda has no complaint reported against it from the region in a survey that says integration of EAC has deepened although the challenges facing the bloc are increasing.

    These impediments to trade technically referred to as non-tariff barriers; seek to meet an agreed regulatory objective as food or product safety, safeguard national security and avoid revenue loss.

    And "while there may be consensus that existing barriers should be abolished, this does not mean that there is agreement on how to meet legitimate regulatory objectives in a less trade-restrictive manner," the report says.

    The effect of these barriers is delay in clearing imports and varied application of tariff duties, added costs for transit including custom bonds, delay in transport and bribes and loss of business time.

    In Tanzania, for instance, on average a truck driver is stopped twice by traffic police, three times at weighbridges, once at a traffic police checkpoint and four times at the Tanzania Revenue Authority in a single trip.

    "In 55 per cent of the cases where truck drivers were stopped by traffic officers a non-official payment was made," notes the report to be officially launched by EAC Secretary General Richard Sezibera Wednesday.

    Following such barriers, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Kenya, in that order, have been most affected, although the EAC states are currently establishing computerised systems.

    This, the report prepared by Society for International Development (SID), says will ensure efficiency and root out corruption that remains rampant in the several partner states.


    But the overarching message of the report is that since it was rekindled more than a decade ago, the EAC integration process has deepened.



    "It is certainly deepening in terms of the expanding scope of the laws, policies and regulations that are giving effect to the decisions about and on-going commitment to closer economic and political co-operation," SID programme director Aidan Eyakuze says.

    "The signing and ratification of the treaty and subsequent protocols to establish the Customs Union in 2005 and Common Market in 2010 attest to the fact that the process of deepening the integration is on track."

    According to the SID, the accession to the treaty by Rwanda and Burundi, the application by Southern Sudan and recently by Somalia is further evidence to the deepening integration.

    "If their reasons for wanting to join might be inscrutable, it is clear that they all see membership in the EAC as a crucial component of their future," says the report.

    source: http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Tanzania+has+most+trade+barriers+in+EAC/-/1056/1379154/-/qiqbpuz/-/index.html



    Ninamuinulia mkono bwana Aidan Eyakuze na wengine kama yeye kwa kuwa wanachampion kuboresha sekta ya uchumi na biashara. I hope hatakutana na vizingiti anapojaribu kutekeleza a smooth transition from a bureaucartic process to harmonized processes. Tayari inasemekana wale wanaoumia zaidi ni Uganda, Rwanda, na Burundi with such bottlenecks. nadhani mradi kama huu na MKUKUTA II, ndio zitaiweka tanzania kwenye a prosperous economic path.
     
  2. doctorz

    doctorz JF-Expert Member

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    Wameweka hizo kama kitega uchumi cha wahusika. Kwani TZ Hamna trade inayo fanyika? Pesa yako tu.

    Hata ukitaka uuziwe kariakoo, njoo uinunuwe. Lakini kwanza unazo ngapi za kwahonga wahusika?
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    if Kenya is the most corrupt country in EA (indexwise) how can Tanzania be having more trade barriers than the rest in the block, can they explain to me criteria they used or it is just another smear campaign by the party of the tribal nation? Who r SID anyway?
     
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    Watch it don't lie to people Tanzania has the most incidents of corruption in East Africa. According to the EAC corruption Index it is the most corrupt country in the region & the greatest impediment to trade. This report is just the tip of tge iceberg!
     
  5. Nairoberry

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    hii ripoti yatia mori sana. mbona kila kibaya chatoka tz, bongo tumekuwa tukiwakosea ndugu zetu wa mashariki sana. halafu tunaongoza kwa kula rushwa
     
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    Now my friend Ulole, we should take time to find out what SIZ (Society for International Development) and its chairman Aidan Eyakuze are all about. Nobody has said Tanzania is corrupt, but that would be the picture created. SID is a washington DC based education body
     
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    FJM JF-Expert Member

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    mmmmm... naona 'demolition' campaign inashika kasi!
     
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    Baada ya kutaka watu wao waingie na kutoka tu kama ngomani kwa staili ya 'spirit of EAC' au 'free-movement', sasa walitaka tu waingize bidhaa zao kana kwamba miundombinu yetu walishiriki kuijenga. These people are so delusional.
     
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    Kama kila kibaya chatoka Tz, nendeni kule kunapopatikana vitu vizuri, kwanini mwang'ang'ana??
     
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    dont attack the messenger...facts!!! Tackle the issues at hand.i have a feeling the Kenyan Brigade is at full throttle today.
     
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    naweza kuwa sina evidence ya kuweka hapa lakini ukweli tunaujua,kama tanzania ni kikwazo katika jumuia ya mashariki ni wazi wajumbe wetu huko eac wanaegemea chama gani
     
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    bibi.com JF-Expert Member

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    mi sijui kama taarifa za ukweli ila nina marafiki wa kizambia na malawi wanalalamika sna na ukiritimba wa hapo DAR port! hii report tuchukulie kama challenge na si tuanza kusema kenya au rwanda, tukuze uchumi wetu kwa kupunguza unnecessary trade barriers
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    but corruption is the highest trade barrier than weight bridges or id cards or traffic checkpoint or otherwise u r planning to destroy our roads by overweighing or export Mungiki robbers then tell us why are weight bridges and police checkups a hindrance to u! Do u think we forgot the wave of organized crime the Northern Tanzania city of Arusha and town of Moshi experienced from the "Mwangis" and the likes earlier 2000? Stupid report anyway....!
     
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    Mzee look at this Corruption Perceptions Index: Transparency International! 2011 Corruption Perception Index! Tanzania globally stands at 100 and at African region is ranked at 14! Uganda at the global stands at 143 and ranked 30 in Africa and Kenyans stands at 154 globally and ranked 35 in Africa! Ww ni mkenya au? Hata km ni mkenya penye ukweli usimamie/ukubali basi!
     
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    Na ukweli ni upi? maana unakiri kuujua ukweli, labda nikuulize wabunge wengi wa Tanzania kwenye bunge la EAC wanatoka chama gani? Na kwenye EAC wajumbe wanaongelea party politics au wanarepresent national stand/policy?

    Pili, kama Tanzania ni kikwazo jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki kwa nini msiachane na 'kikwazo?
     
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    Unnecessary trade barriers without doubt results to loss of trade for the entire region. For instance, when we impose a law that restricts tourists from coming from a neighboring country, we in away reduces tourist inflow both in that country as well as in oursÂ….and many other examples that you can cite which depicts this sorry state of affairs. This reminds me of an article I had read on THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY by Carlo M. Cipolla. The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity

    By definition: A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
     
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    kaka sina muda wa kukuhadithia hekaya za abunwasi hapa na zingine. ukweli ni kuwa wabunge wachache ndio wanalipatia tz jina mbaya wanaweza kuwa ni wa CCM lakini roho yao hakika hiko chadema ni kuogopa wapoteze nafasi zao bungeni 2015 utaona rangizao za kweli
     
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    Hivi saizi ya Tanzania ikoje ukufananisha na nchi nyingine za hii jumuia? Isije ikawa tunafananisha machungwa na kuku.
     
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    Kila mutu ajenge inji yake. Unachungulia uwa wa jirani yako kupitia ufa wa nyumba yako!!!
     
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    Kwa hiyo una-admit huujui ukweli sio?
     
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