QUALITY: Inspections

The Bureau shall establish the inspection controls in close cooperation with the Custom and Excise Department of the Ministry of Finance to ensure that unnecessary trade barriers are created, and that the controls are not in conflict with the general and specific requirements of relevant EAC agreements and legislation. The specific controls, especially in regard to conformity assessment requirements, responsibilities of the Bureau and the importers, release certificates, movement of goods to bonded stores or any other issue in this regard deemed expedient by the Minister, shall be governed by an Order of the Minister.

The cost of administration of import inspection shall be borne by the importers in the form of a levy based on the value of the consignments, payable before release of the consignment to the market.