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The agency upgrades its business platform


Kentrade CEO, Amos Wangora. PICTURES | WACHIRA MWANGI | NMG

Summary

  • While marking 10 years of its operations, Kentrade said the implementation of the National Electronic Single Window System Bill, 2021 would give it more powers as it is currently operating under an Executive Order.
  • Kentrade Managing Director Amos Wangora said the upgraded system will integrate all systems including the Kenya Revenue Authority Customs Integrated Management System.

The cross-border trade and trade facilitation agency, Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) has upgraded its system to further facilitate transactions even as it seeks more power and autonomy.

While marking 10 years of its operations, Kentrade said the implementation of the National Electronic Single Window System Bill, 2021 would give it more powers as it is currently operating under an Executive Order. Kentrade chairman Mugambi Imanyara expressed optimism that the bill would pass within a month before parliament adjourned.

“The bill is scheduled for second reading in early April and once passed, will help address fraud and exploitation in the logistics coordination system that importers and exporters often face using the platform, Mr. Imanyara said.

The bill aims, among other things, to simplify and synchronize data processing, enable document standardization and single decision-making for clearance and customs clearance, and facilitate electronic transactions in commerce to reduce legal and operational barriers to electronic transactions.

Kentrade Managing Director Amos Wangora said the upgraded system will integrate all systems including the Kenya Revenue Authority Customs Integrated Management System.

“The new platform will serve as a single entry point and platform for anyone involved in trade and transportation. Users will be able to electronically file documents, including import or export documents for processing and approval and facilitate electronic payment of fees and levies, owed to the government, on imported or exported goods for transactions submitted via the system,” Wangora said.

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