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Clearing, forwarding agents undergo training on EA single custom territory

Published on August 06, 2015

The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has embarked on a programme to train clearing and forwarding agents on the Single Custom Territory (SCT) of the East African Community (EAC).

The Arusha TRA regional manager, Aminiel Malisa, said the agents would be trained on skills that would help them know how they can operate under the new SCT arrangement.
He said this would increase their efficiency, boost both government and clearing agents’ revenues as well as ease their tasks.
As an example, Malisa said, a clearing agent based at Tunduma’s Tanzania-Zambia border could clear cargo or transport that of his/her customer through Mombasa Port, while he/she is at the Tunduma border, explaining:
“Right now documents of releasing/receiving cargo will be processed once at the country’s entry point and its destination; only being required to get the exit note. Read more. Source | IPP Media