National Revenue Authority introduces mandatory $350 import and export tax

South Sudan introduces the Mandatory Electronic Cargo Tracking Note to boost security and efficiency in imports and exports, enforcing a $350 service charge for exporters and importers.

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The South Sudan National Revenue Authority has introduced a Mandatory Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (MECTN) for all goods entering or exiting South Sudan.

According to a directive issued on March 1, 2024, by Brig. Gen. Aduot Ajang Aduot, the Commissioner for the Customs Division of the South Sudan Revenue Authority, said that exporters and importers must comply with the new regulation and pay a mandatory service charge of $350.

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This new measure mandates tracking every shipment destined for South Sudan or departing from the country. Brig. Gen. Aduot Ajang Aduot has tasked all clearing agencies with enforcing these regulations in collaboration with Invesco Uganda Limited, ensuring full compliance for goods in transit to various states.


The directive stems from a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of South Sudan through the Ministry of Finance & Planning and Invesco Uganda Limited. Effective immediately, the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note will be compulsory for all goods bound for South Sudan and those leaving the country.

Exporters and importers are obliged to adhere to these rules and cover the mandatory service charges,” the official letter stated.

According to the directive, the initiative is a significant step in enhancing the security and efficiency of cargo transportation within and beyond South Sudan’s borders.

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