project brief

Customs Enhancement Efficiency – AEO Scheme Digitalization

Implementor

TMEA , RRA

Target Group

Rwanda

Project Value

$200,000.00

Implementation Period

2018-2022

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Why this project?

The AEO Scheme Digitalization programme is building on what was achieved under the AEO project in Strategy 1 where a proper AEO scheme was established and at least 25 companies are subscribed to the scheme.  The aim of the digitalization effort is to simplify the process of applying, auditing, vetting and accrediting a firm to AEO status.  Included in the project is the incorporation of the Rwanda AEO scheme to the regional framework that will also be automated to enable mutual recognition of Rwanda AEO in other EAC member states.  This initiative will result into:

  1. Reduced time of accreditation;
  2. Reduced cost for accreditation to businesses;
  3. Reduced time for vetting and auditing;
  4. Reduced costs for vetting and auditing;

Mutual recognition of Rwanda AEO across borders (in EAC member states under similar schemes)

What:

The following are the main interventions/solutions being done:

  1. Automation of the Application process for AEO accreditation;
  2. Automation of the Vetting and Auditing Process;
  3. Automation of the accreditation process;

Cross border information sharing with EAC member states on AEO Accreditation

How:

The project will be implemented by UNCTAD in conjunction with RRA.  There will be a project team set up consisting of representation from RRA and private sector association.  The project team will also coordinate activities with the EAC-wide project that is being run from Arusha.

Contact:

Jackie Zizane: jackie.zizane@trademarkea.com

Jacob Hodari:  jacob.hodari@trademarkea.com

Doreca Musenga:  doreca.musenga@trademarkea.com

Lucy Mudaheranwa:  lucy.mudaheranwa@trademarkea.com

John Kulova: john.kulova@trademarkea.com

Alban Odhiambo:  alban.odhiambo@trademarkea.com

Desired Results

IMPROVED AND MORE TRANSPARENT TRADE SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES/ EFFECTIVE TRADE SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES

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Key outputs include;

Burundi NMC National Coordinator is recruited

Burundi NMC National Strategy is developed and validated

Burundi National Monitoring Committee (NMC) for Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) Action Plan developed and implemented

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