Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-737  
NTB Type
7.4. Costly procedures  
Complaint
KBP company who constructed the new border between Zambia and DRC , about 6 years or so ago pegged crossing fees at $100/truck for the Zambia side and $100 for DRC side. The same charge is levied for the return journey therefore transporters pay total crossing fees of $400/truck for a round trip .Further , parking fees of $25/truck/day are enforced for units that stay over 24 hours in the parking bay. These fees were justified at the beginning as these were to modernize the border. However, the transport rates have tumbled by as much as 40 % and we all now have to look at cutting costs.

Taking into account the number of vehicle crossings daily, the US$ 400 crossing fees per round trip has now become a barrier to trade and is having an impact on growth in trade in the region.  
Progress update note
 
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
SADC  
Reporting Country or Region
South Africa  
Date of incident
2017-03-01  
Status
New  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2017-03-02 09:34  
Modified
2017-03-02 09:34