On 9th September 2022 at Nobleza hotel,46 clearing and freight forwarding professionals who completed the East Africa Customs and Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate (EACFFPC) program graduate in a colorful ceremony.This graduation combines three intakes, the 16th and 17th intakes of Kigali class together with 2nd intake of Rusumo border class.
With newly graduated cohorts, we have now over 1100 certified customs and freight forwarding professionals in Rwanda who acquired skills from this training since the EACFFPC Training Program started in 2008.
The ceremony was attended by the key partners including the commissioner of customs services-ARR, FEAFFA President,Representatives of TradeMark East Africa(TMEA) ,Central Corridor Transit TransportFacilitation Agency (CCTTFA).
EACFFPC is a professional course offered under the apex freight body, Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Associations (FEAFFA) in collaboration with East African Revenue Authorities, the EAC Directorate of Customs, and the National Associations of the Freight Forwarding industry, and with financial support from TradeMark East Africa, aims at cutting down transport and logistics costs as well as time along key trade corridors, which constitute a significant part of trade costs in the region. Equipping freight logistics industry professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable them clear cargo more efficiently and effectively.
In Rwanda, the course is managed in a partnership between the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and the Rwanda Freight Forwarders Association (RWAFFA) under close supervision of the National Curriculum Implementation Committee (NCIC).