Managing the Central Transport Corridor, Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA) has announced a deal to see Ugandan and Burundian cargo trucks that cross Tanzanian borders charged $152 from $500 that has been charged earlier. This is adding to countries like Rwanda, and DR Congo exercising the fees through the Central Transport Corridor already.
According CCTTFA Executive Secretary Dieudonne Dukundane, he said, “The three countries of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and DR Congo have agreed to lower these charges.”
Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency is tasked with easing cross-border trade especially by improving transport logistics between Tanzania and its neighbors. It also runs the Tanzanian Central Transport Corridor, a main competitor for Kenya’s Northern Corridor in attracting transit cargo through each country’s coastal ports.
Such agreements are directed to leverage trade in the East Africa region but most importantly to positively impact on the export and import trade procedures of the land locked countries in the region.