TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) supported FEAFFA to domesticate the self-regulation bill in the republics of Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania with each country having drafted a Bill. A Model Bill also known as Model Customs Agents and Freight Forwarders Management Bill 2017, was developed by the legal experts in the region, through an initiative by the FEAFFA in partnership with the EAC Directorate of Customs, the EAC revenue authorities, and Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). The Model Bill is to be enacted in each country to address the gaps in the existing legislations on matters pertaining to Customs Agents and Freight Forwarders in East Africa. Business Advocacy Fund (BAF) supported the drafting of a similar bill in Kenya.
Enactment of national laws to govern the customs clearing and freight forwarding industry in Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania