ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jul 2015

In July 2015, the members of the EAC announced a change in export taxation.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



East African Community Gazette, Vol. AT 1 - No. 9, page 41, Legal Notice No. EAC/38/2015
Available at: http://www.customs.eac.int/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=211&tmpl=component&format=raw&Itemid=123


Inception date: 01 Jul 2015 | Removal date: open ended

Export tax

On the 1 July 2015 the East African Community (EAC) imposed a development export levy on hides and skins. The duty rate is set at 80% on the Free On Board (FOB) or USD 0.52 per kg; whichever is highest applies.
 
According to UN Comtrade, no trading partner exceeded the GTA threshold of USD 1 million in the affected tariff lines in the year prior to the intervention. Thus, no affected trading partners have been identified. 

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