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TIME RELEASE STUDY FOR KENYA. F.M Thuranira Commissioner, Customs & Excise Department WELCOME. INTRODUCTION. One of WCO’s trade facilitation instruments. Developed by the W.C.O.and adopted by the PTC in 1994 .

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time release study for kenya
TIME RELEASE STUDY FOR KENYA

F.M Thuranira

Commissioner,

Customs & Excise Department

WELCOME

introduction
INTRODUCTION
  • One of WCO’s trade facilitation instruments.
  • Developed by the W.C.O.and adopted by the PTC in 1994.
  • measures the average time between the arrival of goods into Customs territory until their release to the importer/agent.
  • Enables Customs to identify problem areas in the clearance process.
introduction contd
Introduction Contd.
  • Calculate the average time for clearance of goods by:
    • type of traffic,
    • Customs office and,
    • Customs regime.
  • Determine the percentage of imports requiring the intervention of other agencies.
organization
ORGANIZATION
  • WB and KRA Funding.
  • WCO Technical assistance.
  • TRS core team (KRA).
    • Liaison officers from the stations and regions.
  • TRS working group
    • Core team, liaison officers & stakeholders
project scope
PROJECT SCOPE

Stations to be covered:

  • Kilindini in Msa.
  • ICD Embakasi
  • Kisumu Pier
  • JKIA
  • Malaba
  • Namanga
  • Eldoret
scope contd
SCOPE contd.

Transaction types Surveyed:

  • All commercial goods
  • Imports and transits
study methodology
STUDY METHODOLOGY
  • Used a Standardized format for data capture.

Sampling Design

  • For Namanga, Malaba, Eldoret, JKIA and Kisumu stations, all entries relating to both imports and transit were surveyed.
  • At the busy JKIA and Kilindini stations, every fifth import and all transit entries lodged were surveyed.
study findings contd causes of delay
Study Findings Contd. Causes of Delay
  • Late lodgement of documents by agents and importers.
  • Intervention by other agencies involved in clearance.
  • Delays in the submission of inward manifest.
  • Computer breakdowns.
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Study Findings Contd. Causes of Delay
  • Delays in the arrival of original documents required for lodgement.
  • Misdeclarations by Importers or Agents.
  • Delays in submission of payment information by banks appointed to receive collections.
  • Cargo scanning.
study findings contd profile of sample entries
Study Findings Contd.:Profile of sample entries
  • Dutiable entries comprise 56.4% of total; transit, 20.2%.
  • Entries that are free of physical inspection make up 50.5% of the total; of those subject to physical inspection, 70.5%, 27.5% and 2.3% are subject to random, detailed and scanner inspections respectively.
  • Pre-lodgements account for only 25.6% of import entries.
  • Interestingly, 57% of the lodgements are in the afternoons.
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Study Findings Contd.:Profile of sample entries
  • The most number of lodgements are made on Mondays (28.1%) followed by Tuesdays (21.5%). At border stations, most lodgements are made on Fridays.
  • All entries are lodged by use of C63 and 96.4% of these entries are declared by appointed agents.
  • Exemption from Customs duties and taxes applies to only 6.8% of import entries.
measures to improve clearance times
MEASURES TO IMPROVE CLEARANCE TIMES
  • Carry out a comprehensive review of procedures. – ongoing.
  • Automate the revised procedures – ongoing.
  • Emphasise pre-lodgement of declarations.
  • Introduce Risk management and Post clearance audits.
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TIME RELEASE STUDY FOR KENYA

THANK YOU

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