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Kenya and Uganda to roll out Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS).

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Kenya and Uganda to roll out Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS).


The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) together with the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will facilitate the establishment of a regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS).

The MOU, which was signed by URA, Commissioner General, Ms. Akol Doris and his Kenyan counterpart, Mr. John Njiraini at the just concluded East African Revenue Authorities Commissioners General (EARACG) meeting, in Nairobi will see the integration of the Electronic Cargo Tracking System to track movement of goods between the two countries

“The MOU, will facilitate the integration of a regional ECTS systems to provide real time tracking of the movement of goods under customs control along the Northern Corridor, minimize diversion of goods under customs control, provide timely response to transit alerts, identify supply chain trends and hence enhance the decision making process and to safeguard national security.” Said KRA, Commissioner General, John Njiraini.

ECTS is a multi-tiered system developed to electronically monitor cargo goods near real time via the import & export route. The service gives full control to Custom Officials as it moves along the supply chain route from source to destination and assist in the enforcement of tax laws, as well as revenue collection.

In line with the MOU both KRA and URA will ensure that there is an effective and efficient Regional ECTS system that will minimize transit diversion, safe guard against revenue loss, expedite the seamless movement of goods, promote trade facilitation and lead to reduced costs of doing business within both Kenya & Uganda.

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Kanali is a freelance tech journalist based in Nairobi, also the founder of TechTrendsKE. For product reviews, pitches, guest posts or sponsored content, drop me an E-Mail at nickcanali@gmail.com or call +254 727 503 198.

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