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Importers from Uganda and Rwanda now threaten to ditch Mombasa port

By Willis Oketch | February 7th 2016 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

Traders from Uganda and Rwanda who use Mombasa Port have threatened to shift to Dar es Salaam Port in Tanzania.

The traders accuse the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) of subjecting their goods to verification of cargo at the Container Freight Stations (CFS).

They said this verification should be done at the port instead of transferring the burden to the CFS, such as Portside Container Terminal where KRA has ordered a 100 per cent physical inspection of all cargo.

The traders say they do not understand why customs officials cannot inspect the goods inside the port using scanning machines. Yesterday, they said transferring inspection to CFS causes delays.

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