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KRA to auction overstayed cargo at the Nairobi depot


Inland Container Depot (ICDC) in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG

Companies and individuals with overstayed goods at the Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Nairobi have less than three weeks to collect them or face an auction on November 18.

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) reckons that the firms and individuals owe it millions of shillings from accumulated demurrage charges at the facility.

“Pursuant to the provisions of section 42 of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004, notice is given that unless the under-mentioned goods are entered and removed from the Customs Warehouse within thirty (30) days from the date of this notice, they will be sold by public auction on November 18, 2020,” Ms Rosemary Mureithi, the KRA Nairobi ICD manager said.

Currently, exporters are offered 15 days and importers 12 days free storage for consolidation of cargo prior to shipment and pick-up, respectively.

Importers are required to clear cargo within the free storage period of four days.

If they are not able to do this, they are granted 17 more days to clear the cargo but have to pay storage charges before the cargo is finally released from ICD.