Experts want enhanced security at Kasumbalesa

A GOVERNMENT expert says there is need to address the problem of inadequate infrastructure and porous security at Kasumbalesa border to enhance trade between Zambia and the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC).
The DRC is Zambia’s largest market for non-traditional exports amounting to US$1.8 billion last year.
The Kasumbalesa border crossing handles international traffic to and from sea ports involving Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and South Africa.
Zambia Revenue Authority representative Alfred Phiri said the increased traffic volumes at the facility cannot be absorbed by the current infrastructure.
Mr Phiri was speaking on Monday during a joint workshop for the Kasumbalesa trade facilitation project organised by GIZ of Germany, experts from revenue authorities, bureau of standards and immigration from both Zambia and

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