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About KENTRADE Kenya Trade Network Agency (KETRADE) is a Government Agency under the Ministry of National Treasury with

h the mandate to facilitate external trade and establish, implement and manage the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System(KNESWS) which will be a government facility that allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardized information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export, and transit-related regulatory requirements. Key stakeholders includes Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Bureau of Standards, Tea Board of Kenya, Kenya Bankers Association, Kenya Shipping Council, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services, Kenya association of Manufacturers, Kenya Maritime Authority, Kenya Shipping Agents Association and Kenya ICT Board.

ABOUT ELECTRONIC SINGLE WINDOW SYSTEM The electronic Single Window platform will enable submission, receipting, and processing of documentation used in clearing trade-related cargo. It will be the sole entry point for lodging trade transaction documents in Kenya. In Kenya, the platform will link up key trade stakeholders such as the Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Ports Authority, Kenya Bureau of Standards, Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services, and Port Health Services with clearing and freight forwarding agents. The system will also enable electronic payments of trade transactions. The overall objective of the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System(KNESWS) Project is to facilitate International trade in Kenya by reducing delays and lowering costs associated with clearance of goods at the Kenyan borders, while maintaining the requisite controls and collection of levies, fees, duties and taxes, where applicable, on imports or exports. Further, this Project will help to enhance trade within the East Africa region. Specifically the KNESWS Project aims at: Reducing cargo dwell time at the Port of Mombasa from 8 days to a maximum 3 (three) days over a period of 1 year after operationalization. Reducing cargo dwell time at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from 5 days to a minimum of 1(one) day over a period of 1 year after operationalization. Reducing the cargo dwell time for both transit and intra-regional trade consignments from 2 days to a maximum of 1 (one) hour.

THE BENEFITS OF SINGLE WINDOW SYSTEM TO KENYAN ECONOMY & THE TAXPAYERS Reduced trade transaction costs Reduced delays Reduced Inefficiencies Reduced corruption Reduced manual documents/paperwork Reduced cost of capital Reduced demurrage Improved space utilization at ports/Airports-Increased capacity utilization Lodgment of documents from anywhere any time Greater efficiency, accountability and reduced cost of doing business Integration/Interface with the Regional Electronic Single Window System Greater coordination of Government Agencies-KENTRADE Kenya will be Single Window System compliant economy by end of October this year when the first phase of the project that is funded jointly by the Government of Kenya and the Investment Climate Facility is completed.

Details in the following media platforms :

Official Website :www.kentrade.go.ke KenTrade Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KentradeG2B KenTrade Twitter: @KenTrade_G2B KenTrade TV: http://www.youtube.com/user/KentradeG2B Scribd: http://tiny.cc/y5ju1w