Management of the National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC)
The National Trade Facilitation Committee of Rwanda has the following structure :
• NTFC Steering Committee,
• Thematic Working Groups
• NTFC Secretariat
The NTFC Steering Committee
The Steering Committee is chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry who is seconded by the Commissioner General for RRA. The NTFC Steering Committee is called by the Chairperson a least one week prior to the meeting through official invitations to the NTFC Steering Committee Members. Minutes of the meeting are circulated to all members within a period not exceeding one week after the meeting. The minutes are approved at the next meeting and sent to all members thereafter.
Thematic Working Groups
The dedicated working groups as above structured, constituted of a small number of experts from relevant institutions to deal with specific technical matters in the TF implementation process and will meet on a monthly basis and inform the NTFC on any matter arising from the implementation process for decision making. Output of the working group (s) shall beare presented to the National Trade Facilitation Committee for endorsement and policy actions for further implementation by the relevant agencies.
The Secretariat of the NTFC is in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Its main functions are to :