Customs Reform and Modernisation Programme
The Customs Reform & Modernisation Programme aims at transforming and modernising Customs Administration in accordance with internationally accepted standards and best practice. This also involves embracing the redefined function of Customs to put greater emphasis on trade facilitation and protection of society.
This is being achieved through implementation of the following reform initiatives:
- Enhancement of Simba 2005 System through the Simba Transformation Project (STP) to improve its performance amongst other benefits.
- Implementation of an integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) to replace Simba 2005 System.
- Strengthening enforcement activities and promoting trade facilitation through construction of One Stop Border Posts (OSBP) at key points of entry as well as creation of a Border Management Unit.
- Enhancing cargo clearance by participating in the implementation of the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System initiative meant to improve the clearance process at the port through easier interaction between importers and relevant Government agencies.
- Enhancing uniformity in commodity valuation by implementation of Phase II of a Valuation Database.