Burundi Revenue Authority has launched a single-window system called Electronic Single-window System (ESS).

The Electronic Single-window System is a trade facilitation system that will allow for seamless cross border trade at border points in Burundi. The Electronic Single-window system will lodge standardized information and documents that is essential for cross border transactions thereby making paper documentation obsolete.

The project, which is said to be worth $2.5 million, will enable the revenue agency monitor transactions as well as goods in transit.

The introduction of this system will drastically reduce the time spent for documentation and clearance at border points and it will also improve revenue collection.

Speaking on this development, Anthe Vrijlandt, TradeMark East Africa’s country director, “The ESS will facilitate trade and provide a platform for traders and Burundi agencies, reducing corruption and promoting trans-border trade in the EAC…this tool will (also) reduce the number of procedures for import and export.”

The systems have been deployed to Customs offices and the seven border points of Banda, Gahumo, Gisuru, Rumandari, Mugina, Gatumba and Kanyaru.

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