SADC NTB Sensitisation Workshop
Wednesday 23 March 2022
The recent border delays and queues arising from border restrictions and limitations on the movement of cross border cargo because of COVID-19 disrupts supply chains and inhibits intra-regional trade. SADC identifies NTBs to trade as one of the main obstacles to intra-regional trade and hence regional integration.
Solving NTBs is a diverse and challenging subject with potential benefits for both business and government at national, regional, and international levels. Therefore, a combined effort between public and private sectors, and co-operating partners is imperative to jointly identify NTBs and formulate appropriate responses. Consequently, the purpose of the collaboration between the SADC Business Council, SADC Secretariat and GIZ-CESARE programme is to hold NTBs workshops in SADC member states to identify and solve recurring NTBs in regional trade.