The Sudanese Minister of Trade and Supply issued a decision to implement the “Juba Declaration”, opening trade exchange between Khartoum and Juba.
This comes within the framework of the ministry’s responsibilities and its role in effectively implementing the decision of the Council of Ministers.
The implementation stipulates that the Khartoum – Juba (capitals of Sudan and South Sudan, respectively) trade exchange would initially commence through eight customs clearance stations; al-Jabalain, al-Renk, al-Mairam, Angok, Buram, Timsah, Kharasana and Banquij.
The minister announced that the official inauguration of the Jabalain station will be attended by representatives from the two countries next October, when the commercial exchange officially commences.
According to the decision, the export, incoming and transit procedures followed will be applied to all goods and services exchanged between the two countries, in addition to enhancing transit trade to and from the Republic of South Sudan through the Port of Port Sudan.
The Minister of Commerce stressed on the formation of a technical committee to implement the Juba Declaration to open trade exchange, headed by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Trade and Supply Nader al-Rih and representatives from relevant.
The minister explained that the opening of the clearance stations came in implementation of the joint ministerial declaration between the Ministry of Trade and Supply and the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Southern Sudan, during the visit of the Prime Minister, Dr. Abdullah Hamdok to Juba during August 19-21.
Gedo noted that the two countries’ desire to promote cross-border trade exchange comes within the framework of strengthening economic relations.