Support to Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to Improve Customs Systems

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 trade costs in East Africa.


Improving customs processes is key to faster and easier trade and increased revenue collection for Uganda. Since 2004, URA has implemented a major modernization programme that has seen an increase in the collection of domestic taxes. Customs improvements have been less marked. Building on the successes of the first phase, URA is implementing a number of customs reform initiatives.


The focus is on upgrading of the existing data processing system to bring faster clearance of cargo, improve revenue control and provide up-to-date accurate information on trade in goods. Key outputs:

  • Customs IT systems upgraded
  •  Business process review completed
  • .Customs officials and traders trained.
  • Authorized economic operators operational.
  • Physical infrastructure at selected border posts built.


TMEA is providing financial support to URA to implement the planned reforms and management support to ensure that the implementation plan remains on track and to the quality expected.


Uganda Revenue Authority (customs department)

Target Group

Ugandan importers and exporters

Project Value

US$ 6,953,525

Implementation Period

2011 - 2017


Moses Sabiiti, Program Manager, Email:

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