Single Customs Directive

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Single Customs Directive 


In a notice signed by Dickson Katesheumbwa, the commissioner Customs department, the tax body said “all importers, with immediate effect - all payments for home consumption declarations to customs shall be valid for only 72 hours from the date of assessment as opposed to 21 days reflected on payment registration notices.”

The directive means that importers now have 72 hours instead of 21 days to make declarations and effect payments.

They will also be required to pay their customs duties at the first port of entry into East Africa.

URA said the move is aimed at harmonising the country’s Customs rules with those of the East African Community, guided by the EAC Customs Management Act 2004 and the EAC Customs management regulations 2010.

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