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The cargo scanner at the Busia OSBP. www.theexchange.africa

The East African Business Council (EABC) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) say the unilateral bans on products, high fees by the Agriculture & Food Authority (AFA)-Kenya, trade information asymmetry and single lane road on Kenya’s side stifle business between the two East African countries.

Cross border traders decried the impounding of fish from Kenya destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo worth Ksh40 million in October 2021 by Uganda and import ban on eggs and sugarcane by Kenya.

The new automated issuance of import and export services which has gone live this month is aimed at providing efficiency and compliance among importers and exporters. 

 

AFA-IMIS which stands for Agriculture and Food Authority of Kenya Integrated Management Information System was collectively launched by Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and AFA  to automate agricultural business processes including issuance of permits and licensing.