Saturday, December 05, 2009

Bilateral Trade: One-Stop Border Post opens between Zambia, Zimbabwe

Xinhua - Sub-Saharan Africa's first One-Stop Border Post (OSBP), the Chirundu Post, at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe opened on Saturday, with the aim to reduce the delays of clearing customs and immigration and further promote regional economic growth.

The background message from the Commerce Ministry of Zambia showed that the Chirundu border post, one of the busiest inland border crossing in the southern and eastern Africa, has been experiencing long delays of clearing customs and immigration.

Kingsley Chanda, the project manager of the post, said that it takes a truck three to five days to pass the Chirundu post before, adding that the newly-born Chirundu OSBP will reduce the time greatly.

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