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• Provide an Electronic Platform for submission, receipt and processing of trade related
• Enable exchange and automated processing of trade/cargo clearance information –
• Enable electronic payment of duties and taxes on goods imported/exported
Question: How will the Single Window Work?
The Kenya National Electronic Single Window System (KNESWS) will;
(i)Integrate/interface with the electronic systems of stakeholders involved in the cargo clearance process e.g. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) and
(ii) Provide working modules for relevant institutions which do not have adequate
management information systems to interface with KNESWS to operate- Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS), Port Health etc. (Currently 24 in total).
(iii) Integrate with the existing payment Systems to provide an end to end electronic
solution to trade logistics in Kenya.
(iv) The Single Window System would be accessible 24/7 online. It would include an inbuilt Dynamic Risk Management Module to ensure objectivity in targeting and
releasing of cargo by Government Agencies.