Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) is a state Agency under the National Treasury that is mandated to facilitate cross border trade and establish, manage and implement the National Electronic Single Window System (Kenya TradeNet System).

The Kenya TradeNet System facilitates trade by expediting and simplifying information flows between traders and the Government Agencies in order to bring meaningful gains to all parties involved in cross border trade. The objective of the System 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.

Single Window System is basically a trade facilitation tool that enables parties involved in international trade to submit regulatory import and export related documentation to lodge their documents through a Single platform hence the name Single Window System. Kenya TradeNet System is a trade mark name for the Single Window System in Kenya.

3 days ago

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

Representatives of organisations that relies on our services speaks to us about our proposed Business Model and Tariff Structure during a Public Participation forum that we hosted in Nairobi on Thursday,May 16.The next forum is set for Mombasa end of May.

OUR CEO AMOS WANGORA SAID:

"Self-sustainability and business continuity are key for every institution in any field. KenTrade has been surviving on the goodwill of the Government and that of its stakeholders such as yourselves and Development Partners. We have come this far because of the trust that we have built and which we want to take to the next level through discussions that we are about to hold on the proposed Business Model and Tariff structure.

In 2015, we engaged a consultant to assist us to come up with an acceptable Tariff Structure that would enable the Agency to continue providing the much needed trade facilitation services and be self-sufficient.

Some of you may recall that in 2017 we shared with you the proposed structure of which you gave us your input which has been incorporated. This forum is therefore intended to share will you our thoughts and seek input from you to enable us move the document to the next level. We believe that the sustainability of the Single Window System is critical to all of us and just like it happens in other jurisdictions, we all have a role to play in ensuring that the Single Window System services are sustained.

In our opinion, the benefits that accrue to the Single Window system to the business community and the Government as well are visible and jointly we can all come up with a common front in ensuring that the TradeNet System and KenTrade become more effective"
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3 days ago

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

Our Chairman SuleimanShahbal led our team in a robust public engagement in Nairobi with representatives of public and private sector enterprises that relies on our trade facilitation services.
The forum which is the first in a series countrywide was aimed at public participation in our proposed business model and tariff structure. It was also addressed by representative of State Department of Trade Mr Samuel Chemisto and the CEO of Shippers Council of Eastern Africa Mr Gilbert Langat who also heads the Mombasa Port Community Charter Board and sits in the Board of KenTrade and Kenya Bureau of Standards
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