The government has started rolling out the Coordinated Border Management (CBM) system, following its launch in January this year, authorities say.
Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Director for Domestic Trade, Margaret Chikuba, stated that CBM had a key focus on enhancing trade facilitation.
Chikuba on Wednesday led a delegation to tour the Kazungula One Stop Border Post (OSBP) and assess progress made by border agencies.
She said this was through a strategic reduction of border agencies to six.
“The recent signing of Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) between border agencies in Lusaka laid the foundation for this initiative,” Chikuba stated.
She emphasized the need for effective implementation and urged agencies to communicate any challenges faced.
“The CBM Concept is currently being piloted at Kazungula and Chirundu OSBPs before extending to other border posts,” Chikuba indicated.
She underscored her Ministry’s strong commitment to making the system work for enhanced trade facilitation.
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