Importing Into Rwanda: Why Mikumi Freight Forwarders Is Your Ideal Partner

Posted on November 4, 2023

If you are planning to import goods into Rwanda, you need to choose a reliable clearing and forwarding company that can handle all aspects of the shipping process, including customs clearance, transportation, and delivery. Mikumi Freight Forwarders Limited (MFFL) is an ideal partner for importing into Rwanda due to its expertise in East African customs regulations and its extensive network in the region.

Our over a decade of experience in the freight forwarding industry has a deep understanding of the customs regulations and procedures in East Africa. The company has a team of experienced professionals who can guide you through the entire import and export process ensuring that your goods cleared through customs without any delays or issues.

MFFL’s extensive network in East Africa includes the ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, which are major gateways for goods entering landlocked East and Central Africa land-locked countries. The company has established strong relationships with local authorities and logistics providers, enabling them to provide competitive rates and reliable service. With MFFL as your partner, you can be confident that your goods will be transported and delivered on time, cost-effectively, and in good condition. In addition, MFFL offers a range of services to meet your specific needs, including air freight, sea freight, land transportation, customs clearance, warehousing, as well as distribution centres. The company’s services are tailored to your requirements, ensuring that your import and export operations are efficient and cost-effective.

When importing into Rwanda, it is crucial that your shipment has the required documentation, such as commercial invoice, packing list, bill of lading or airway bill, and a certificate of origin. MFFL’s team of experts can guide you in obtaining these documents from your shipper and ensure that they comply with the relevant regulations.

Rwanda has a well-developed road network, but transportation by air or sea may be more suitable depending on the nature of your goods and the origin of the shipment. MFFL can help you determine the most appropriate transport mode, taking into account factors such as cost, transit time, and safety of your goods.

Imported goods are subject to tariffs and taxes in Rwanda, and the applicable rates vary depending on the nature of the goods and the country of origin. MFFL can provide guidance on the applicable tariffs and taxes and ensure that you factor them into the total cost of importing.

MFFL is committed to ensuring compliance with Rwandan laws and regulations governing import and export activities. The East African Customs Management Act governs the import and export of goods in East Africa, including Rwanda. This Act provides a legal framework for customs procedures, including the determination of tariff rates, and it helps to facilitate trade across the region. By partnering with MFFL, you can ensure that you comply with the regulations and avoid any delays or penalties in the customs clearance process.

We offer personalized and tailored services to meet the specific needs of our clients. By choosing MFFL as your clearing and forwarding company, you can ensure that your imported goods are delivered and cleared safely, on time, and cost-effectively in compliance with the regulations. MFFL’s expertise in East African customs regulations, extensive network in the region, and commitment to providing tailored services make them an ideal partner for importing and exporting in Rwanda.

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