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Achievements

Since its inception, NCTTCA has undertaken various measures aimed at facilitating the smooth flow of cargo and the movement of vehicles along the Corridor.

Significant achievements include:

  • Simplification of Port clearance procedures. Release of landed cargo from the Port of Mombasa can now be achieved within two days, down from an average of seven days, following a review of documentation and clearance procedures at the Port.
  • There has been a significant reduction in the number of national documents and copies to which transit transport along the Corridor was hitherto subjected.
  • Northern Corridor countries are now using the COMESA Customs Declaration Document (CD-COM), a merger of the Road Transit Customs Declaration (RTCD) formulated by NCTTCA and the Single Goods Declaration (SGD) by COMESA. Work continues towards the withdrawal of the remaining national documents that are still used alongside the CD-COM.
  • Transit time between Mombasa, Kenya, and Bujumbura, Burundi, has been reduced by half, from over 30 days to about 15 days, as a result of transit facilitation measures undertaken. Some unnecessary border formalities along the Corridor have been removed.
  • Reduction of transit charges and elimination of some non-tariff barriers.
  • Mobilisation of funding for the rehabilitation of major highways along the Corridor.
  • Harmonisation of transit charges.
  • Harmonisation of axle load limits.
  • Enhanced co operation among its member States in matters concerning transit transport.