The African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAF) will soon be endowed with tariff concessions and a preferential tariff in the customs field when the resolutions resulting from the work of the experts meeting in Kinshasa (DR Congo) for a closed workshop will be implemented. March 25, 2021.
These experts discussed the updated Customs Tariff and aligned with the 2017 version of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, the Republic’s lists of tariff concessions in the 2017 version of the Harmonized System, based on the draft tariff concessions in the 2012 version of the HS, previously prepared by all national stakeholders as well as the draft tariff of import duties and taxes, which includes tariff dismantling according to the terms agreed by African States.
“The summary report of the work indicates that, despite their technical nature, all the instruments have been finalized and all the related technical problems have been effectively resolved. The lists of tariff concessions of a country within the framework of the ZLECAF reflect its choices of liberalization of trade in goods. They are based on the decision of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union of July 7, 2019, taken in Niamey in Niger ”, explained, in his closing speech, the Director General ai of the General Directorate of Customs and excise duties (DGDA), Jean Baptiste Nkongolo Kabila.