project brief

Support to Kenya Revenue Authority (iCMS)

Implementor

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

Target Group

Customs Officials, Clearing Agents Private Sector

Project Value

US$13,000,000

Implementation Period

2017 – 2022

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Why this project?

The Customs Union is one of the pillars of the EAC integration process. KRA’s role in the EAC Customs Union is to manage operations with less paperwork and provide faster clearance. Kenya’s current Customs Management System (CMS) dubbed SIMBA has a core customs management system with most of the basic modules and another 14 subsystems interfaced with the core system. This kind of system architecture means there are multiple points of authentication for users and multiple points of system failure. The system currently experiences downtime of 11 hours a week due to outdated hardware and software. This causes congestion at the port, borders and warehouses. Furthermore, for information sharing with other Revenue Authorities and the National Single Window it will require a modern CMS. There is also need to automate manual operations for Manufacture under Bond, Export Processing Zones and Duty Free items management

What:

KRA seeks to improve Kenya’s customs processes and procedures to allow for less paperwork and thus faster clearance, to save not only money but also time in business transactions.

How:

TMEA is providing funding and technical support in several areas that the authority has identified where improvements can be made to increase efficiency in trade facilitation and improve working conditions.

Contact:

Kennedy Karanja, Email kennedy.karanja@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) improves the efficiency of customs processing.

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Key priority areas are;

Implementation of a new CMS to support KRA’s business processes.

Improvement in system support technology and infrastructure to reduce system downtimes

Capacity building for KRA staff to assist build skills in processes of conducting Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and ICT systems
requirements gathering; and

To increase supervisory capacity on trade efficiency and trade results.

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