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How URA Customs is positioned to champion AfCFTA Agreement

The African Continental Free trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement: How is URA Customs positioned to champion this agenda? GUEST COLUMN | DICKSONS KATESHUMBWA | The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Customs department was central in the negotiations that culminated in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Whereas legally binding effective on 30th …

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Uganda’s Kateshumbwa is new head of World Customs Organisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commissioner for Customs Dicksons Kateshumbwa has been elected Chairperson of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Council in Brussels. Kateshumbwa has been the WCO East and South African region Vice Chairman. The Uganda Revenue Authority customs takes over from Uruguay’s Enrique Canon.  “I thank the Global …

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URA intercepts Kenyan truck carrying two men in containers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority’s new scanners at the borders have started bearing fruit, as early today the tax collectors intercepted a Kenyan registered truck at Busia border smuggling two people in boxes into Uganda. URA says the truck registration number KCT 230T reached Busia border …

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China offers Uganda $30m to support customs modernisation

Beijing, China | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of the People’s Republic of China has agreed to support Uganda’s customs modernization project with a grant worth $30m( RMB 200,000,000). The Sh109 billion grant will support the capacity of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to acquire latest technologies in the form of …

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URA Sh500bn short of target but sees 13% growth in revenue for FY2016/17

  URA Sh500bn short of target but collects 12.7 trilltion-  13% growth in revenue for FY2016/17 Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda Revenue Authority has today officially released its revenue performance for FY2016/17 indicating a 13.2% growth in revenue collection compared to the year before. According to the revenue performance report, Shs 12.7 trillion …

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Uganda hosts World Customs Organisation ESA meeting

Representatives from 24 countries of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) of East and Southern Africa are in Uganda to participate in a two-day 22nd governance council meeting that is discussing tax matters. The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the Uganda Revenue Authority are taking the lead in this …

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‘There is no law barring foreigners from petty business’

Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde has said cabinet has constituted a sub-committee to look into and address the fact that there is no law that prevents foreigners from engaging in petty trade in Uganda. The sub-committee has finalized its main task which was to come up with a national policy …

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URA launches electronic regional cargo tracking hub

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has today launched three customs trade facilitation programmes that will improve the ease of doing business in Uganda and the East African Community, and also promote trade and Investment. The trade facilitation programmes funded by Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) will be used to monitor transit …

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