Time Release Study Report

As part of its strategic pillar of enhancing trade facilitation, the Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA), in collaborative efforts with key border agencies, including the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security; Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform ; Ministry of Health and Social Services; Ministry of Industrialization and Trade; Meat Board of Namibia; Namibia Agronomic Board and the Namibia Ports Authority has identified the Time Release Study (TRS) as a key tool necessary to transform Namibia into a national logistics hub within the SADC region.

With the support of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Accelerate Trade Facilitation Programme, the key border agencies in Namibia established the National Technical Working Group and conducted the first TRS in Namibia at the Walvis Bay Port from February 2023 to July 2023 to identify bottlenecks that impede trade in the hope that the outcome and recommendations will help Government establish a conducive environment for seamless movement of people and goods within the transport and logistics industry.

This report contains the findings and recommendations from the Port of Walvis Bay, Time Release Study (TRS) that was conducted from February 2023 to July 2023.

Time Release Study Report - 1 December 2023