Resolved complaints

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Complaint number NTB Type
Category 1. Government participation in trade & restrictive practices tolerated by governments
Category 2. Customs and administrative entry procedures
Category 5. Specific limitations
Category 6. Charges on imports
Category 7. Other procedural problems
Category 8. Transport, Clearing and Forwarding
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NTB-000-105 2.7. International taxes and charges levied on imports and other tariff measures
Policy/Regulatory
2009-07-26 Malawi: Malawi Revenue Authority South Africa Resolved
2012-04-26
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Complaint: Malawi imposed 20%surcharge on all imports of chicken and eggs.  
Resolution status note: At the 3rd meeting the Tripartite NTBs Focal Points and NMC Chairs, Malawi reported that they are still charging the 20% excise duty as indicated by the complainant. They indicated that this is in their regulation and there are no indications that the situation might change soon. South Africa pointed out that this is a NTB and Malawi should endeavour to remove it. SA also requested Malawi to upload the regulation on the NTB website as a comment to this complaint, and post the relevant regulation on the website under “notifications”. It was therefore resolved that this NTB be transferred to the section for Resolved NTBs of regulatory nature for further consideration since no action can be taken immediately.  
NTB-000-104 2.7. International taxes and charges levied on imports and other tariff measures 2009-07-26 Botswana: Ministry of Agriculture South Africa Resolved
2011-01-10
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Complaint: Botswana imposed 15% levy on wheat imports  
Resolution status note: Botswana advised that she does not impose levy on wheat imports.  
NTB-000-103 5.3. Export taxes 2009-07-26 Namibia: Ministry of Trade South Africa Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Namibia imposed export levies on live animals, hides and skins .  
NTB-000-102 1.2. Government monopoly in export/import
Policy/Regulatory
2009-07-26 Mauritius: Ministry of Agriculture South Africa Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Mauritius has single marketing channel for agricultural products  
Resolution status note: Mauritius reported that she is a net food importer and therefore state regulated agencies are necessary to coordinate food imports into that country for food security purposes  
NTB-000-101 1.2. Government monopoly in export/import 2009-07-26 Zimbabwe: Ministry of Agriculture South Africa Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Zimbabwe has single marketing channel for basic commodities.  
Resolution status note: Zimbabwe reported that this is no longer obtaining.  
NTB-000-100 1.3. State subsidies, procurement, trading, state ownership 2009-07-26 Malawi: Ministry of Trade South Africa Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Malawi practices state trading for tea, basic commodities, and tobacco  
Resolution status note: Malawi reported that the economy was liberalized in the late 1980s. Government only enforces regulation and legislation to facilitate smooth market operations.  
NTB-000-099 1.2. Government monopoly in export/import 2009-07-26 Botswana: Ministry of Trade South Africa Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Botswana has single marketing channel for maize  
Resolution status note: Botswana reported that she has multi channel maize marketing. Ministry of Agriculture issue import permits to ensure balance between local sourcing and importation.  
NTB-000-098 1.2. Government monopoly in export/import 2009-07-26 Botswana: Ministry of Trade South Africa Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Botswana has single marketing channel for dairy  
Resolution status note: Botswana reported that there is free entry of other players. It is not restrictive  
NTB-000-096 1.2. Government monopoly in export/import 2009-07-26 Botswana: Ministry of Trade South Africa Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Botswana has single channeling marketing for wheat.  
Resolution status note: Botswana reported that she does not have a single marketing channel for wheat.  
NTB-000-095 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2009-07-26 Mozambique: Mozambique Revenue Authority Mauritius Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Mozambique companies importing paints from Mauritius have to pay a percentage of the customs duty upfront and the balance settled when clearing the goods.  
Resolution status note: Mozambique reported that the question does not constitute a nontariff barrier, the Customs following a procedure laid that allows the granting of early release upon bail in a maximum of 72 hours. Eventually may be delays in the clearing process, in that case is not the customs responsibility but the Clearing Agent.  
NTB-000-094 3.4. Intergovernmental acceptance of testing methods and standards
B15: Registration requirement for importers for TBT reasons
2009-07-26 South Africa: Ministry of Trade Mauritius Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: Mauritian exports of canned Tuna are denied entry into South Africa because South Africa does not recognize Ministry of Fisheries in Mauritius as being the regulatory body even though product qualifies for EUR1 certificate and is exported to the EU  
Resolution status note: South Africa reported that all inspections are carried out according to the requirements of the compulsory specification for “The manufacture, production, processing and treatment of canned fish, canned marine molluscs and canned crustaceans”, and these inspections are non-discriminatory. Furthermore, rejections on products are not done by an individual but by a panel and it is important to note that FAI is accredited by SANAS to the requirements of ISO 17020 ( accreditation for inspection bodies)  
NTB-000-093 7.5. Lengthy procedures 2009-07-26 Tanzania: Banking Institutions Mauritius Resolved
2011-05-23
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Complaint: Tanzania banks delay processing bank documents resulting in vessel arriving at the port of destination before the importer receives the original documents from the bank.  
Resolution status note: Tanzania reported that the complaint is obliged to comply with banks’ requirements to speed up the process  
NTB-000-092 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2009-07-26 Tanzania: Dar-es-Salaam Port Mauritius Resolved
2011-05-23
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Complaint: Tanzania demands pre-shipment inspection for exports from Mauritius. The lack of appointed inspection company in Mauritius makes abiding to the requirements of pre-inspection difficult.  
Resolution status note: Tanzania reported that there is no pre-shipment inspection for exports from Mauritius.  
NTB-000-091 2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin 2009-07-26 South Africa: SouthAfrica Revenue Services Mauritius Resolved
2011-03-09
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Complaint: South Africa is not accepting the certificate of origin for cake decorations from Mauritius.  
Resolution status note: South Africa reported that this is no longer existing  
NTB-000-090 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2009-07-26 South Africa: SouthAfrica Revenue Services Mauritius Resolved
2011-03-09
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Complaint: There are delays in VAT refunds for Mauritian importers of South African goods. It is also not clear whether the VAT refunds re only for those companies that use South African imports.  
Resolution status note: South Africa reported that this is no longer existing  
NTB-000-090 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2009-07-26 South Africa: SouthAfrica Revenue Services Mauritius Resolved
2011-03-09
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Complaint: There are delays in VAT refunds for Mauritian importers of South African goods. It is also not clear whether the VAT refunds re only for those companies that use South African imports.  
Resolution status note: South Africa reported that this is no longer existing  
NTB-000-090 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2009-07-26 South Africa: SouthAfrica Revenue Services Mauritius Resolved
2011-03-09
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Complaint: There are delays in VAT refunds for Mauritian importers of South African goods. It is also not clear whether the VAT refunds re only for those companies that use South African imports.  
Resolution status note: South Africa reported that this is no longer existing  
NTB-000-089 2.8. Lengthy and costly customs clearance procedures 2009-07-26 Tanzania: Tanzania Revenue Authority Mauritius Resolved
2011-05-23
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Complaint: There are long administrative procedures at the customs department with Tanzania Revenue Authority and other affiliated organizations. There are too many stages to go through before a container is released.  
Resolution status note: Tanzania reported that easing of Customs Procedures and Improvement in Customs Clearance; Documentation procedures have been decentralized as a result of use of online lodging of documents and extended working hours at the custom's department, among other improvements.  
NTB-000-088 2.6. Additional taxes and other charges 2009-07-23 South Africa: South African Revenue Services Namibia Resolved
2011-06-08
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Complaint: South Africa charging an import levy on beer  
Resolution status note: South Africa reported that beer is traded free under SADC and 5%/litre under SACU (Source: Jacobsens tariff book)  
NTB-000-087 5.12. Export restraint arrangements 2009-07-23 South Africa: Ministry of Trade Botswana Resolved
2010-11-22
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Complaint: South Africa has put in place export restraints for the exportation of dried beans to that market  
Resolution status note: South Africa reported that this barrier is no longer existing  
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