project brief

Uganda electronic cargo tracking system

Implementor

Uganda Revenue Authority

Target Group

Importers and exporters

Project Value

US$ 3,600,000

Implementation Period

2013 - 2016

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Why this project?

According to the URA, it costs transporters $200-250 per day when trucks are delayed along the transit routes. Part or all of this cost is passed on to the owner of goods. As a result, the cost of transport tends to increase the further inland the destination of cargo, not only because of distance but also the number of stoppages along the routes The major transit delays in the region include roadblocks by police and customs authorities, weighbridges, physical escorts and border clearance, and they vary from country to country. In Uganda, the major delays arise from physical escorts, which are considered a major non-tariff barrier in the region. URA further indicates that physical escorts in Uganda have the effect of increasing the transit period from 1 day to 3 – 4 days, effectively resulting into an estimated increase in transport costs of about $400 – $500, the additional cost paid as a result of the increase in transit period.

What:

The aim of this project is to implement an electronic cargo tracking system to reduce delays resulting from transit.

How:

TMEA is providing financial and technical support to URA to implement the electronic cargo tracking system

Contact:

Moses Sabiiti, Email moses.sabiiti@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Uganda Revenue Authority improves the efficiency of customs processing resulting in higher revenue collections and a decrease in average time to clear customs consignments. These results will contribute to a reduction in transport costs and time in East Africa

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Key outputs include;

Electronic Cargo Tracking System(ECTs) procured

Business and URA staff trained to use the ECT system

ECT system piloted on the major transit routes in Uganda

ECTs rolled out to all customs stations

Physical escort of transit goods eliminated.

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