NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya on Thursday urged the East African
Community (EAC) members to harmonize their customs
systems in order to boost tax revenues.
Njiraini, commissioner general of Kenya Revenue
Authority (KRA), told at a regional tax forum in Nairobi
the uniform customs systems will ease sharing and
exchange of information, harmonize business processes
and help establish a regional clearing agents framework.
have information systems compatibility to give us
visibility across the systems platforms so as to monitor
and track the goods declaration and clearance processes
across our borders,” Njiraini said during the East
African Revenue Authorities Commissioners General (EARACGs)
and the Regional Joint Coordination Committee (RJCC)
brought together commissioners general of revenue
authorities of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi
and South Sudan.
said that the use of the regional electronic cargo
tracking system is a step forward and should be
broadened through other information systems integration.
that the EAC bloc has 10 internal land border posts
which are being systematically converted into one-stop
border outlets in order to facilitate trade by reducing
the complexity, length and cost of cross border
Mundia, deputy director of capacity building at the
World Customs Organization, said that the association
encourages the establishment of one-stop border posts to
reduce cross border obstacles which will contribute both
to the socio-economic development and integration of
Customs Organization is inspired by speedy and capacity
building components, and has dedicated 2019 as the year
of smooth border operations,” the official said.