Date: 26th October 2021
Subject: Kenya – Full implementation of Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) – Effective 22nd October 2021
Please be advised that Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) announced full implementation of the Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS) from 22nd October 2021,
In the new regulations, Sea manifests (Import / Export / Through bill of lading (TBL) and In Transit via KEMBA) will only be submitted in iCMS through the system at least 48 hours before vessel arrival / departure.
Below are Mandatory for Manifest per regulations of Integrated Customs Management System (iCMS):
- Consignment with vehicles, Shipper must include chassis No, engine No. and HS codes
- General cargo shipment, predominant HS code per container is a must
- 10-digit HS code is required
- HS code is mandatory for manifest but optional on BL Body. Please specific on Shipping Instruction if HS code is expected on BL Body.
For ensuring smooth process, we are looking forward to your kind support and full compliance to the new Regulations by providing timely and accurate Shipping Instruction to us. Any failure may cause loading / discharge problem and customs penalty which will be on cargo owner’s account. Please contact our local agencies if any assistance is required. You may also visit our website www.emiratesline.com for more details.
Customer Service Management
Emirates Shipping Line