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URA, SOUTH SUDAN CUSTOMS SERVICES SIGN DEAL ON COOPERATION

Kampala – May 23rd, 2014
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and South Sudan Customs Service (SSCS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance mutual assistance and cooperation between their respective Customs administrations.

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Uganda Revenue Authority Commissioner Customs, Richard Kamajugo(middle) and South Sudan Customs Service Director General Mikaya Modi Lubajo(right) exchanging documents after signing a Memorandum of Understanding in Kampala today. The MoU aims at enhancing mutual assistance and cooperation between their respective Customs administrations. Looking on(left)is Ambassador Emmanuel Hatega, Coordinator of Northern Corridor Integration Projects -Ministry of Foreign Affairs Uganda.

Among the issues agreed on are joint border controls such as establishment and sharing of border facilities and exchange of information to ensure collection of accurate customs duties and other charges applicable on imported or exported goods, as well as prevent the contravention of Customs laws. This partnership will also extend to capacity building, human resource development through training and exchange programmes.

Further, the two revenue authorities have agreed to share information about their Customs laws and procedures that are relevant to ensure proper application of tax laws and cooperate in the prevention, investigation and combating of customs offences.

“The improved framework of cooperation that has been concluded today will further enhance the growing trade between the two countries and build capacity to sustain the improvements that have been achieved,” said Richard Kamajugo, URA’s Acting Commissioner General.

For further details please contact:

Dicksons Kateshumbwa
Acting Commissioner Customs
Tel: 0417443099
Mobile: 0717442164
Mrs. Sarah Birungi Banage
Assistant Commissioner Public and Corporate Affairs.
Tel: 0417 44 2049
Mobile: 0717 442 714

Source: TradeMark Africa(TMA)

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