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Non-tariff barriers a burden, minister admits

Published on March 02, 2016

The government has conceded that the existence of non-tariff barriers (NTBs) is costing the country dearly on the economic front.

 
According to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional East African and International Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga (pictured), NTBs have also not helped Tanzania’s image if frequent complaints from neighbouring countries on the cost of doing business in the country are anything to go by.
 
Speaking at the launch of the One Stop Border Post (OSBP) at Holili and Taveta on the Tanzania-Kenya border, Dr Mahiga said the multiplicity of checkpoints and other obstacles were serious issues that ought to have been resolved long ago. Read more. Source | Ipp