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EAC to integrate customs systems to fast-track movement of goods

Published on August 11, 2015

The East Africa Community (EAC) member states are set to integrate all their custom systems into one platform in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda to enhance regional bond for goods in transit as well as fast-track movement of goods under customs seals and allow transparency on customs operations.

This was said during a regional meeting in Nairobi that discussed the implementation of the EAC Single Customs Territory (SCT) projects.

The meeting comes ahead of the forthcoming 11th Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit, to be held in Nairobi. 

The one day meeting brought together the Commissioners General of Revenue Authorities from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo to discuss cargo clearance time and costs.

The Commissioners also discussed the implementation of the Warehousing Regime, Integration of Regional Customs Transit Guarantee (RCTG) and Customs Systems and Reintroduction of Export Declaration by Kenya. Read more. Source | CIO East Africa