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Category 1. Government Participation in Trade and Restrictive Practices Tolerated by Governments
Category 2. Customs and Administrative Entry Procedures
Category 3. Technical Barriers to Trade
Category 4. Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Category 5. Specific Limitations
Category 6. Charges on Imports
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AfCFTA-000-004 2.5. Rules of origin 2020-06-16 Niger: Gaya Benin New View
Complaint: Le Certificat d'origine (CO) qui accompagne la marchandise est signé par la Directrice de la Promotion Industrielle (Direction Générale du Développement Industriel) conformément aux exigences pour l'exportation des produits industriels. Malheureusement les Services des douanes nigériens exigent un CO signé par la Direction Générale du Commerce.  
AfCFTA-000-003 7.1. Transport, Clearing and Forwarding 2020-01-11 Senegal: Karang Gambia, The New View
Complaint: A Gambian bus with cross border traders and other passengers going to Dakar was stopped and refused entry after being issued an interstate transport licences by the ministry of transport of The Gambia. The Karang drivers mobilized against the bus with the help of the Senegalese Gendarmes to turn the bus back to The Gambia. Transport unionists in Senegal on Monday stoned a Gambia Transport Service Corporation bus, injuring a passenger and leaving many others in distraught as the vehicle retreated to Gambian territory late night. Another Similar incident is a bus was denied entry by the unionists who blocked its way even after the intervention of police, customs and other Senegalese security officials. The unionists complained that the service from the Gambia is taking their market.
A different bus was also blocked from entering Senegal a few days earlier and was only allowed to proceed after the intervention of the Senegalese High Commissioner in The Gambia among other officials.

The Standard contacted the managing director of the GTSC for comments on the matter. He advised that refusal of entry is a violation of both the ECOWAS and bilateral protocols agreed between The Gambia and Senegal. “The first place to start is to highlight that there is an agreement between Senegal and The Gambia for our public bus services to run two services from both directions a day, meaning two Gambian buses leaving Banjul to Dakar and vice verse. The same agreement provides for Senegalese public bus service to operate the same number daily. Also sometime in 2018, the Gambian and Senegalese transport ministers signed a protocol which allows both countries to operate 150 cross-border trips for Senegalese operators and 100 for Gambian operators. And these do not include public transport bus service. All these are in addition to the ECOWAS protocols which allow free movement of goods and people in the region. The latest incident came after the GTSC responded to a Gambia government announcement that Gambia public transport and that of Senegal can operate unlimited cross-border service to the two countries. So we put an additional service last week which was blocked and later allowed but on Monday, they blocked our bus and on its way back, some people stoned it and put the passengers in grave danger with one of them sustaining injuries,” the managing director of the GTSC said.
 
AfCFTA-000-002 7.1. Transport, Clearing and Forwarding
Policy/Regulatory
2020-01-12 Senegal: Karang Gambia, The New View
Complaint: Passenger buses traveling from Banjul to Dakar , are denied entry into Senegal by the Senegalese Transport Union. Both the 11 and 12th of January , buses are denied entry into Senegal by drivers Union at Karang in Senegal.  
Progress: The Senegalese National Focal Point is engaging the Transport authorities in Senegal on this matter.  
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