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Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme


Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP) validation workshop for cross border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations in Eastern and Southern Africa to be convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 05 - 09 November 2018. The TTTFP goal is to assist COMESA, EAC and SADC (Tripartite) member states to harmonize road transport laws, policies, regulations, standards and systems. The TTTFP is funded by the EU under the 11th EDF. TTTFP is coordinated by a Programme Management Unit hosted by SADC Secretariat on behalf of the Tripartite.

Target Participants                                                                                                                                                                   

The target participants are Experts from the 21 beneficiary member states representing Ministries or Government Agencies with responsibilities and mandates in the following;

  1. Attorney General Chambers or entity responsible for domestication of international agreements
  2. Vehicle Load Management
  3. Cross Border Road Transport Regulation
  4. Vehicle and Driver Registration and Licensing
  5. Vehicle Fitness Testing
  6. Dangerous Goods –Emergency First Responders and Law Enforcement

In addition, fifteen (15) regional subsidiarity organizations with a mandate that covers cross border road transport and trade facilitation have also been invited to participate.

International Cooperating Partners funding and or implementing complementary programs have also been invited.


The documents to be validated include the following:

  1. Draft Tripartite Vehicle Load Management Agreement (VLMA)
  2. Draft Multilateral Cross Border Road Transport Agreement (MCBRTA)
  3. Draft Model Laws & Regulations
    1. Vehicle Load Management
    2. Cross Border Road Transport
    3. Road Traffic (including Driver Quality and Vehicle Quality)
    4. Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    5. Road Traffic and Transport Transgressions

The two agreements are to be signed by Member States after validation and adoption and the model laws will assist Member States to domesticate the agreements. The TTTFP is also conducting training workshop is each beneficiary member state to explain the contents of the agreements and model laws in order to facilitate signing of the agreements.

Workshop Arrangements

The workshop will be convened as follows;

Dates:     05th - 09th November 2018

Venue:    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hotel:      To be confirmed and advised

Invitations: Letters have been sent to respective institutions.

The workshop is managed and facilitated by COMESA, EAC and SADC Secretariats and the TTTFP Programme Management Unit.

For more information, please contact Lovemore Bingandadi, TTTFP Program Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Gerrit Fischer –Team Leader TTTFP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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