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New EAC laws cause price hikes in Juba

Author : | Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Restrictions on vehicles transporting goods from East Africa into the country have partly caused price hikes, the Chamber of Commerce has said.

The Chamber says Kenya has brought a new roads policy that restricts the amount of goods carried by trucks using its roads.

The Secretary Genneral for Chamber of Commerce, Simon Akoi Deng says these policies, together with high taxes and revenue collected at the Nimule, have contributed to the shortage of goods in Juba market.

Most of South Sudan’s imports come from the Eat African countries.

Kenya government has imposed a law on Acela-road load, the number of sacks that are supposed to be carried by a truck per time.

The law restricts vehicles, big or small, to carry 560 sacks only in an effort to maintain the road.

“This has now affected prices here because hiring of a truck, taxation in Nimule and the cost of transporting,” said Mr Akoi.

He said continued misunderstanding between custom officers and clearance agencies at the border in Nimule have also affected the flow of goods.

Mr. Simon appealed to the government to the government to intervene in the situation, so that prices of goods can come back to normal.

South Sudan depends on Kenya’s port of Mombasa to import its goods to the country.

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