Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development

Non Fiscal Barriers to Agriculture in Mozambique

The Mozambican agriculture is being affected by non-fiscal barriers (NFB). This has negatively impacted on agriculture competitiveness. In this context the Confederação das Associações Económicas de Moçambique (CTA)  requested a study to identify the structure and dynamics of NFB and evaluate their impact on the agriculture economy. The assessment revealed various types of NFB to  agriculture. Distortions range from inappropriate application of customs procedures,  access to diesel subsidies, deficit in access to finance, to proliferation of transit check-points and commodities transit permits within local markets.  Prevailing NFB are worsening agriculture business environment.