DRC officially joins the regional electronic cargo tracking system
The Regional Electronic Freight Tracking System (RECT) has been extended to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This integration makes DRC the 4th country in the northern corridor to be connected after Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda. The signing between the two customs officials, the General Directorate of Customs and Excise (DGDA) and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), took place this Tuesday 09 July 2019 in Kampala, Ugandan capital.
On this occasion, the representative of the East African Common Market, which brought together both parties, did not hide his satisfaction at the rapprochement between the two entities. He argued that the collaboration will facilitate the market on this North Corridor, "We congratulate DRC and Uganda for collaborating and, by extension, with Kenya and Rwanda for tracking freight," said Moses Sabiti, regional representative of EAC. He added: "In the name of this common market, I would like to congratulate the government of DRC and Uganda on returning to the Customs (Uganda Customs) for taking this bold step."
For his part, Erick Sirali, Trade Mark East Africa's representative for ICT for Trade said: "RECTs offer a great opportunity for intra-regional trade. This gives the tax authorities confidence, improves freight security, reduces the time and cost of transport and also protects the revenue collected. "
Moses Sabiti concluded by saying that his organization is happy and remains willing to support many other initiatives between the DRC, Uganda and the entire EAC region.
Born in Uganda and adopted in February 2017 by Rwanda and Kenya, the Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking (RECT) system allows the countries concerned to jointly and electronically track the movement of goods from the port of entry to the final destination