Presentation is loading. Please wait.
Published byAntonia Pitts Modified over 7 years ago
USAID TRADE HUB WORKSHOP ON THE ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT SERVICES SECTOR IN SADC: September 27 - 28, 2011 Balalaika Hotel Johannesburg, South Africa Presentation on Progress and Status of Implementation of Road Infrastructure, Transport and Traffic Sector Policies, Legal, Regulations, Technical Standards in SADC by 1 Lovemore Bingandadi Corridors Advisor SADC Secreatriat
Topics SADC Transport and Trade Facilitation Landscape. SADC Instruments Protocol Road Sector Provisions – Network – Market Liberalisation – Regulation Quantity Quality Safety – Trade Facilitation 2
3 Economics Small fragmented markets + 1 dominant economy Multiple membership of economic blocks [SADC, COMESA, EAC, SACU] Geo-politics SADCC-SADC Multiple jurisdictions / legal systems Long distances Multiple borders Multiple languages Modal imbalance SADC Transport & Trade Facilitation Landscape.
4 SADC Instruments Protocols + Annexes Transport Trade Movement of Persons Trade in Services Model laws, policies, regulations and agreements Regional Standards Guidelines Best practices Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan Tripartite Initiatives (COMESA, EAC, SADC)
5 Transport Protocol: Road Sector Provisions NETWORK RTRN Definition (65,000km) Standards –construction & Maintenance Design Road traffic signs and nomenclature Axle load limits, GCM bridge formula Weighbridges Condition monitoring & reporting GIS Maps
NETWORK MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONS Autonomous Road Agencies ASANRA FUNDING PPP management & funding Road Funds Road User Charges – Regional Road Fund 6
REGULATION Quantity Bilateral Road Transport Agreements Permits-quota, capacity management Quality Vehicle standards and dimensions, Loads on vehicles fitness testing Safety Abnormal loads Hazardous substances/ dangerous goods 7
Trade Facilitation Annex 4 Trade Protocol. Regional Transport Corridors Joint Route Management Joint Law Enforcement Third Party MV Insurance Road User Charges One Stop Border Posts Movement of Persons / Crews 8
Market liberalisation SADC planned phases in Liberalisation PHASE I : Abolish restrictions on carriers of two MS. (3 rd country & cabotage restriction still applicable). PHASE II : Abolish restrictions on carriers of two MS + 3 rd state. (3 rd country & cabotage restriction still applicable). PHASE III : Abolish 3 rd country rule. PHASE IV : Allow Cabotage. 9
RISDP TIMETABLE Target 1: Liberalise regional transport markets by 2008 Target 2: Harmonise transport rules, standards and policies by 2008 Target 3: Recovery of all costs of maintenance of infrastructure by 2008 and full infrastructure investment costs by 2013 Target 4: Removable of avoidable hindrances and impediments to the cross- border movement of persons, goods and services by 2015. 10
Harmonise transit management /bonds and guarantees Integrated Border Management / OSBP lack of communication and EDI facilities Pre-Clearance. Single window systems publish charges and procedures corruption and deliberate obstruction 11 Address Cross border / border processes reforms &
Way Forward 2 Complete market liberalisation study Harmonise instruments (COMESA/EAC/SADC) Introduce Competition Regulations Develop multi-lateral road transport agreement for ESA region. Develop institutional framework Develop implementation plan 12
© 2023 SlidePlayer.com Inc.
All rights reserved.