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Customs & Global Trade

Planning for future wins

In recent times, there has been tremendous growth in businesses involved in cross border trade in the East African region, with several multinational corporations setting up shop in the region. The increase in trade volumes has been accompanied by customs compliance challenges due to the dynamic and complex customs legal and regulatory framework. Further, there have been notable developments on the regional integration and free trade agreements front, particularly with the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the signing of the Kenya – UK Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The AfCFTA will provide businesses with preferential market access for goods and services traded within the continent. Similarly, Kenya – UK EPA will create preferential market access for Kenyan products, particularly agricultural products in the UK market.

Against this background, the Deloitte School for Tax is organising a webinar to unpack common compliance challenges facing importers in the region and potential tax-saving opportunities that importers can leverage on.

Fee: KES 5,400 | TSH 114,000 | UGX 173,000

Date: Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Time: 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM EAT

Faciliators: Lillian Kubebea, Peter Njenga, Odo Chijioke


Focus topics covered include:

  1. Customs valuation and transfer pricing – Valuation of goods imported from related parties
  2. Recent customs developments
  3. Post Clearance Audits  - Areas of focus during audits and insights on handling audits
  4. Rules of origin – COMESA, EAC, and SADC
  5. AfCFTA and recent developments



  1. Enhance compliance with customs laws
  2. Update clients with the recent tax changes and benefits around such changes
  3. Handling customs litigations without disrupting business operations
  4. Actualizing AfCFTA advantages for businesses

Target Audience


  • Importers and exporters
  • Logistics and procurement professionals
  • Manufacturers
  • Oil and gas professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Mining professionals
  • Finance and accounting professionals