ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Jun 2009

In June 2009, the government of Rwanda announced .

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

2

  • 0 harmful
  • 2 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. (11 June 2009). EXPLANATORY NOTE TO THE 2009/10 BUDGET. Available at http://www.minecofin.gov.rw/IMG/pdf/ExplanatoryNotetothe2009-10Budget-2.pdf


Inception date: 01 Jul 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 10 June 2009, the government of Rwanda announced its budget 2009/2010. The announcement caries the follwowing implications for international trade:
The following products may now be imported duty free:

  1. Four wheel drive vehicles specially designed and built for tourist purposes,
  2. Wheat grain,
  3. Heat insulated milk tanks,
  4. Asbestos fibres,
  5. Yarn,
  6. Television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders,

 
Duties on the following items have been reduced:

  1. Import duties on rice have been set at 35 percent.
  2. Import dutes on kerosene stoves have been reduced to 10 percent.
  3. Imports of trucks of carrying capacity of 5 tonnes and above coming from Uganda or Tanzania will be subject to a 10 percent tarif.
  4. Imports of trucks of carrying capacity of 20 tonnes and above coming fromUganda or Tanzania will be duty free.

While all these measures are trade liberalizing, the Finance minister also announced an export ban. According to the budget speech, scrap aluminium, steel and copper wires and cables may no longer be exported.
 
 

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
Inception date: 01 Jul 2009 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export tax

On 10 June 2009, the government of Rwanda announced its budget 2009/2010. The announcement caries the follwowing implications for international trade:
The following products may now be imported duty free:

  1. Four wheel drive vehicles specially designed and built for tourist purposes,
  2. Wheat grain,
  3. Heat insulated milk tanks,
  4. Asbestos fibres,
  5. Yarn,
  6. Television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders,

 
Duties on the following items have been reduced:

  1. Import duties on rice have been set at 35 percent.
  2. Import dutes on kerosene stoves have been reduced to 10 percent.
  3. Imports of trucks of carrying capacity of 5 tonnes and above coming from Uganda or Tanzania will be subject to a 10 percent tarif.
  4. Imports of trucks of carrying capacity of 20 tonnes and above coming fromUganda or Tanzania will be duty free.

While all these measures are trade liberalizing, the Finance minister also announced an export ban. According to the budget speech, scrap aluminium, steel and copper wires and cables may no longer be exported.
 
 

 
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