Togo adopts new identification system to track goods in transit

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Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:24
Togo adopts new identification system to track goods in transit

(Togo First) - Togo now uses Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) to track goods that transit in the country. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Togo (CCI-Togo) and the Togolese Revenue Office (OTR) launched the new tracking system on March 10, 2023.

Thanks to the system's radiotags attached to the trucks, the tax authorities will receive data from the merchandise; the data is processed by transceivers fixed along the road corridors.

This should save time for business operators and all actors in the transport chain and road transit. It will also ensure the safety of goods in transit. 

The new system is important for Togo, according to CCI-Togo, and will contribute to its goal of becoming a regional logistics hub.  

"In line with Axis 2 of the 2025 government roadmap, this tool comes at the right time to help assert Togo's place as a logistics and services hub," said Nathalie Manzinèwè Bitho, president of the special delegation of the CCI-Togo.

By adopting the new system, Togo complies with the recommendations of the National Committee on Trade Facilitation (CNFE) in charge of implementing the Agreement on Trade Facilitation (AFE) of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The RFID replaces the SSE system which consists of affixing beacons emitting signals on vehicles carrying goods in transit. 

Esaïe Edoh

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