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January 16, 2020

Launch Of Electronic Customs Processing Platform To Enhance Trade In Ethiopia

The Government of Ethiopia launches an electronic platform that will enhance efficiency in trade logistics landscape of the country by speeding the customs process for importers and exporters. It is said will reduce the 44 days hectic long paper work process for importers and exporters to 15 days. Gradually, it is also expected to cut […]

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December 20, 2019

PRQ20190587 DEVELOPMENT OF THE SINGLE CUSTOMS TERRITORY CENTRALIZED PLATFORM

“TradeMark East Africa would like to invite interested and qualified reputable consultancy firms/consortiums to participate in this tender for the development of the Single Customs Territory Centralized Platform.” Submission deadline is on 13 February 2020 on or before 4.00 p.m. (Kenya Time) PRQ20190587 Bid Extension Notice PRQ20190587 Clarifications Matrix No. 1 PRQ20190587 Clarifications Matrix No. […]

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November 7, 2019

African customs body says African free trade arrangement not to affect revenue

The World Customs Organization of East and Southern Africa on Wednesday dispelled fears that the coming into effect of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement was likely to affect revenue collection among countries in the African region. Larry Liza, director of the customs organization in charge of building capacity said countries will need […]

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October 7, 2019

Amendment to EAC Customs Management Act in offing

A proposal to amend the East African Community (EAC) Customs Management Act, 2014, to extend the time for removal of bulk containerized goods from the ports of discharge, is in the offing, in a move likely to reduce the cost of doing business in the region. In the regard, the Assembly has granted EALA legislator […]

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October 7, 2019

Taxman to deploy customs officers across East Africa

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) plans to deploy customs officers to Uganda and regional countries to facilitate trade and boost revenue collection. The move is aimed at sealing the revenue leakages and smuggling of goods which are rampant at the major border points. KRA Western Region Coordinator Joseph Kaguru said this will be the first […]

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October 3, 2019

South Sudan to seek extension to comply with requirements of EAC customs union

NAIROBI, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — South Sudan is likely to seek an extension to become compliant with the requirements of the East African Community (EAC) customs union, an official said on Friday. Aggrey Tisa Sabuni, presidential advisor on economic affairs of South Sudan told Xinhua in Nairobi that the period of three-year that his country […]

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October 3, 2019

Single Customs Territory a game changer in EAC trade

At the designated entry and exit border points between Kenya and its East African neighbours is an overflowing traffic of trucks and people dawn to dusk, a clear indication of thriving trade. Going by the latest statistics on revenue collection from the border, it is evident the East African Community (EAC) region’s investment in joint […]

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October 3, 2019

‘Govt to harmonise EAC and SADC customs regulations

The government now wants to harmonise the East Africa Community (EAC) customs regulations with those of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) so as to eliminate non-tariff barriers. The Minister for Works, Transport and Communication engineer Isack Kamwelwe said over the weekend when opening the Tanzania Truck Owners Association (TATOA) annual general meeting held in […]

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August 28, 2019

South Sudan aligns customs operations with trade partners

To make the most out of regional trade while diversifying from reliance on oil revenues, South Sudan’s revenue collection body has partnered with an aid-for-trade organisation. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which the South Sudan’s National Revenue Authority (NRA) signed with TradeMark East Africa (TMEA), if implemented to the dot, could according to regional trade […]

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August 28, 2019

Harmonized Customs boosts trade, reduces transnational crimes

The coming together of the East African Community members to harmonize customs processes has not only made it easier for traders to do business but also drastically reduced serious transnational crimes and enhanced revenue collection. This is mainly attributed to the implementation of the Single Customs Territory. Established in 2014, the SCT has reduced the […]

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