Complaint

Complaint number
NTB-000-769  
NTB Type
2.3. Issues related to the rules of origin  
Complaint

Despite Kenya Tobacco raw material being fully sourced in Kenya, the manufacturers are required to pay 80 per cent higher excise for cigarettes exports into Tanzania.

 
Progress update note
The Bilateral meeting that took place in January 2018 noted that Kenya and Tanzania need to harmonize their domestic taxes and local content policies and request the EAC Secretariat to fast track the process of harmonization in all partner states.

The meeting also agreed that the two Partner States should take cognizance of the national treatment provision under Article 15 of Custom Union Protocol not to impose directly or indirectly internal taxation on goods from other partner states in excess of that imposed on similar domestic goods.  
Policy or regulatory NTB
No 
Location
Tanzania: Tanzania Revenue Authority (Government institution)  
Reporting Country or Region
Kenya  
Date of incident
2017-05-05  
Status
In process  
Product Description
 
Total value
0  
Date reported
2017-08-03 08:34  
Modified
2017-08-03 08:34