Zanzibar and other East African Community Partner States have committed themselves to a Time Bound Programme on elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers (NBTs) that undermine available market access and smooth flow of trade across the borders. In this regard, a legally binding enforceable mechanism has been formulated with twofold objectives;
- Facilitate removal of NTBs including quantitative or like restrictions or prohibitions and any form of administrative obstacles to trade among Partner States,
- Set up institutional structures for elimination of NTBs. To this end, each Partner State is expected to establish a Zanzibar National Monitoring Committee and a Focal Point for purposes of identifying, monitoring and elimination of NTBs. Discourage imposition of new NTBs through sanctions.
To Report a case – One has to send an SMS through his/her mobile phone by writing the word NTB followed by the complaint and send to 15551.