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UNCTAD convenes first bilateral cluster meetings between Namibia and Zambia.
Enhancement of Trans-Kalahari Corridor customs integration (common bond guarentee system).
Opening of the Bakwena Platinum Highway
Two simultaneous shipments of automotive components are sent along the Trans-Kalahari Corridor route (Gauteng-Port of Walvis Bay-Europe) and the Durban Corridor ( Gauteng-Port of Durban-Europe) as part of a pilot study to assess the relative benefits of each Corridor to the automotive industry; this study by the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) , in conjuction with UTi and the National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM), all in South Africa, confirms that the Trans-Kalahari Corridor route is short and faster.
New customs procedures implemented at the Katima Mulilo (Namibia) Sesheke (Zambia) border posts.
Trans-Caprivi Corridor carries its Largest consignment to date (3,000 tonnes of rice)