MAKAMBA, November 24th (ABP) – The Ministry of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism has organized since Monday, November 20, 2023, at the headquarters of Makamba province, a two-day training workshop for young people and women from the Nyanza-Lac commune, carrying out cross-border trade, to equip them with the laws governing cross-border trade.
The director of foreign trade, Mrs. Consolate Sibomana, indicated in her speech that cross-border traders in that locality are trained on the benefits of declaring their goods coming from outside.
She pointed out that there are customs duties that are not paid by traders with capital of less than 2,000 US dollars.
Those young people and women expressed their concern over the lack of Tanzanian shillings that they can use when they cross the border into Tanzania.
They ask the competent authorities to instruct the commercial banks operating in Makamba province, especially in the communes bordering Tanzania, to make those Tanzanian shillings available to further strengthen the good neighborliness between those border provinces.
The participants also expressed their complaints about installing one-stop shops to obtain documents such as import-export authorizations, business registers (RC), and Tax Identification Numbers (NIF).
The director of foreign trade stressed that the ministry in charge of trade brought together that category of traders because some of them are in the informal sector.
She asked them to inform the hierarchy each time they see what is wrong at the borders to provide solutions.
The workshop participants also pleaded for the barriers in the Mugina-Nyanza-Lac section to be reduced to allow them to save time when transporting their goods.
Mrs. Sibomana took the opportunity to advise those cross-border traders to improve agricultural production to increase exports.