East African Customs and Freight Forwarding Practising Certificate (CFFPC)

This programme has been designed as a joint initiative of the East African Revenue Authorities (EARA) and the Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Associations (FEAFA) to provide high quality and responsive services to their various customers such as importers, exporters, travellers and others. As agents of the Commissioner for Customs, clearing agents need to have a certain minimum level of proficiency in Customs Laws, regulations and procedures in order to help their clients comply easily with customs provisions. The programme has been adopted in all East African Community member countries.

The objective of this programme is to enable Customs Clearing Agents appreciate and understand how to efficiently and correctly apply Customs laws and procedures in order to provide professional and high quality services to their clients on behalf of the Commissioner for Customs.

Duration of the Programme

The programme takes four (4) months to complete full time programme and six (6) months to complete part-time programme.

 Programme Structure

The CFFPC programme is taught in one semester and comprises of six (6) compulsory examinable courses each carrying four (4) units and one compulsory non-examinable course. One unit consists of one contact hour per week for fifteen (15) weeks.

Programme Modules

The Programme consists of six (6) examinable courses of four (4) units each and one non-examinable course as shown in the tables 1 and 2 below:

 Modules for Modules for CFFPC (Full time)

Code

Name

 

Code

Name

FFCU 101&102

Customs laws and procedures

 

FFFF 201

Port Clearance

FFCU 103

Customs Tariff Classification

 

FFFF 202

Freight Forwarding Operations

FFCU 104

WTO Customs Valuation and Rules of Origin

 

FFBM 300

Basic management skills

 

FFCU 105

Application of Automated Customs Systems

 Modules for Modules for CFFPC (Part time)

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

Code

Name

 

Code

Name

FFCU 101&102

Customs laws and procedures

 

FFFF 201

Port Clearance

FFCU 103

Customs Tariff Classification

 

FFFF 202

Freight Forwarding Operations

FFCU 104

WTO Customs Valuation and Rules of Origin

 

FFBM 300

Basic management skills

 

FFCU 105

Application of Automated Customs Systems