Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-742  
NTB Type
3. Technical barriers to trade (TBT)  
NTM Code
B1: Prohibitions/restrictions of imports for objectives set out in the TBT agreement 
Complaint
Verification Agencies (SGS) apply standards that are higher than International accepted standards requiring additional tests and certificates which is of high costs. Additional tests include tests for copper, iron, manganese, lead and coliforms which are expensive tests adding to the costs of doing business. The additional tests last for a week in addition to the export process. The Agency offers Route B or C product registration. Product meant for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are tested once a year Route C is a security factory audit for wine export to the abovementioned countries  
Progress update note
This matter was brought to the attention of the Uganda Focal Points along the margins of the 23rd EAC NTBs forum on 6 May 2017 . Uganda private sector Focal Point reported that consultations had been initiated with the Ministry of Trade , Industry and cooperatives to try and resolve the matter amicably. They will provide feedback in due course .  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Uganda: Port Bell Lake port (Seaport)  
Reporting Country or Region
South Africa  
Date of incident
2017-02-20  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
TZS5.00  
Date reported
2017-03-14 14:46  
Modified
2017-05-16 23:58