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Import Clearance Procedure

Kampala Customs Business Center of Uganda Revenue Authority, is a one-stop shop for Customs transactions where the control of declarations is based on the Risk Management and is done electronically under the ASYCUDA++. Imports into the country are kept in a licensed customs area pending Customs Clearance.

URA has basically four (4) import regimes.
IM4 – Direct Import for Home use
IM5 – Temporary Import
IM6 – Re-Import
IM7 – Customs Warehousing


Procedures
  • Importer appoints a Customs Agent and hands him all related documents.
  • The appointed agent prepares an electronic customs declaration (Single Administrative Document – SAD) at any Direct Trader Input (DTI) center.
  • A printout is generated and payment must be made in the authorized bank.

Documents to attach
  • – Profoma invoice
  • – Commercial invoice (mandatory)
  • – Insurance certificates (where applicable)
  • – Freight invoices (where applicable)
  • – Sales Contract/Agreement (where applicable)
  • – Certificate of Origin (for preferential rate, it is mandatory)
  • -Shipment documents e.g.
  • • Bill of Lading (mandatory)
  • • Airway Bill (mandatory)
  • • Railway Consignment Note (mandatory)
  • – Export documents where applicable e.g.
  • • Export entry —- South Africa
  • • Shipping Bills —India
  • • Form E —- Pakistan
  • – Payment documents – Cash (Telegraphic Transfer – T/T)
  • • Letter of Credit
  • • Bill of Exchange.
  • – Others.
  • • Fumigation Certificate – used cloth and shoes
  • • Phytosanitary Certificates – for plants, seeds, soil, timber, agro chemicals, etc
  • -Permits for restricted (regulated) goods

Customer Care Desk
Kampala Customs Business Center (CBC)
Uganda Revenue Authority
Nakawa headquarters
Tel: +256-41-4334263
Tel: +256-41-4334267
Tel: +256-41-4334268
Email; prte@ura.go.ugThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Website: www.ura.go.ug