Licensing for Customs Purposes

This is process where customs legalizes the operations of Customs agents, bonded warehouses, vessels or vehicles conveying goods under customs control.

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  1. The taxpayer is granted security of their goods.
  2. It promotes compliance.
  3. The Taxpayer can import their items before payment of taxes since they are secured by the bond security of a licensed clearing agent.

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  • The applicant must be tax compliant in all tax heads, i.e. corporation tax, VAT and income tax for the company itself, the directors, shareholders and employees.
  • The applicant must have an office with sufficient equipment, the physical location (address) of which must be indicated in the application form for verification.
  • All licenses are renewable for every calendar year (January to December).
  • All customs licensed operators must go through basic customs training.
  • The clearing agent has to be licensed to be in position to transact business on behalf of URA.

Types of Customs Licensing:

Licensing of Customs Bonded Warehouses

Licensing of Customs Agents

Renewal of Customs Agent License

Transit Goods License - Truck

Security Bonds Management

Customs Clearing Agent Regisration

Customs Clearing Agent Suspension

Customs Clearing Agent Deactivation

Customs Clearing Agent Reactivation

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