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Urgent compliance of cargo legislation will facilitate cross border trading

All international road carriers transporting goods to Mozambique through the Ressano Garcia border post will be required to submit the road cargo manifest on the Single Electronic Window platform for trade, as of the 16th of June 2017.

The Mozambican Revenue Authority (MRA) informed Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative earlier this week that the move is in compliance with national and international legislation, which will see the second phase of the Single Road Cargo Manifest (SRCM) process coming into effect.

“Our associate member, the Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative would like to inform stakeholders about the Single Road Cargo Manifest as received from the Mozambican Revenue Authority,” a statement read.

The electronic single window system is an electronic system for submission, receipts and processing of trade related documentations, which will allow Mozambique to clear import cargo cheaper, faster & more efficiently.

Both national, and foreign international cargo carriers, clearing agents, Intertek and other relevant stakeholders within the framework are expected to register for a Unique Tax Identification Number (NUIT) or VAT registration number with the Mozambican Revenue Authority between the 15th of April and the 15th of June 2017 to ensure the smooth facilitation of cross border trade.

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