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Kenya’s one-stop border trade clearance network is 80 per cent complete with 18 out the 20 National Electronic Single Window System modules already in place while the system will be fully functional by June 2016, Kenya Trade Network Agency has said.
The functional modules include unique consignment reference, arrival report, bay plan submission, outbound process, air manifest and permits, and import declaration form.
Others are cargo release module, payments, availability of attachments, reports, user admin, dynamic risk management module, security bonds and sea manifest.


Kentrade acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Amos Wangora said the Agency has also integrated the system with Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services and Kenya Revenue Authority Systems.
Mr. Wangora was speaking in Nairobi during the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Trademark East Africa, to improve trade facilitation in Kenya. Currently, the system is handling 20,000 import declaration forms per month.
“There are already significant benefits such as increased revenues where the system has sealed loopholes.  The expectation is that by end of June next year, we should have been able to complete the pilot phase”, said Mr. Wangora.
The system has reduced bonds cancellation time from one year to three days, he said. “The National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Mr. Henry Rotich directed that all importers and exporters process their transactions through the system from July 1.
“This will enhance transparency, accountability, governance and competitiveness while at the same time improving revenue collection”, the Cabinet Secretary said in June.
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