EAC Trade Integration Conference – 25-27 September 2019

  Published on 3 October, 2019

EAC Trade Integration Conference – 25-27 September 2019

  Published on 3 October, 2019

EAC Trade Integration Conference – 25-27 September 2019

  Published on 3 October, 2019

EAC Trade Integration Conference – 25-27 September 2019

  Published on 3 October, 2019

VCC is the Official Implementor of EAC Single Customs Territory digital Platform

vCargoCloud is proud to be the technical Implementor of EAC Single Customs Territory which went live in 2017.

The Single Customs Territory has been implemented to facilitate faster clearance and improvement in cargo movement in the EAC Territory. The EAC Single Customs Territory digital platform (SCT) is integrating with 5 EAC revenue authorities (customs) Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and 2 Port Authorities (Kenya, Tanzania) to provide information exchange and process integration (customs declaration, Exit and Arrival notifications) to further enhance operations of the Single Customs Territory.

SCT digital Platform has been implemented and is supported by vCargoCloud Kenya Office development team. The SCT platform is a stage towards full attainment of a Customs Union achievable by the removal of restrictive regulations or minimisation of internal border controls on goods moving between the Partner States with an ultimate realisation of free circulation of goods. Implementation of this framework leads to the harmonisation of standards for goods moved through the territory.

The interconnectivity of customs systems in the region facilitates seamless flow of information between customs stations, a payment system to manage transfers of revenues between Partner States; and legal provisions to enjoin the Partner States to enforce customs debts on behalf of each other.

To further enhance operations of the Single Customs Territory, a single window system to enable exchange of information between cargo clearance agencies was developed using peer-to-peer technology.

The event was well attended and customers indicated that they look forward to more of such similar events where the bank can provide them new insights and help them embrace digitalisation to The Centralized EAC SCT POC is to enable the transmission of trade-related documents between participating EAC SCT member revenue and port authorities’ systems. The platform enables participating bodies to send and receive trade documents by having a single link to the Centralized Platform. The Centralized Platform facilitates the setup, maintenance and expansion of the scope for an SCT environment.

Anna d’Aillières, Project Manager of VCC Kenya Office, ready to help visitors at the VCC’s booth at the EAC Trade Integration Conference

Margaret Nduati, Senior Software Engineer of VCC Kenya Office, also helping out to answer any questions from visitors at the VCC’s booth at the EAC Trade Integration Conference

Visitors asking questions about SCT