ANNOUNCEMENT 27 Jul 2012

In July 2012, the government of Namibia announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 27 Jul 2012 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On 27 July 2012, the Namibian Government promulgated a notice about an increased import duty on Portland cement. The Finance Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila tabled a taxation proposal in the National Assembly on 18 April and, after the notice, the import duty increase was published in the Government Gazette on August 15.
The Chinese-owned corporation Jack's Trading CC challenged the legality of the import duty and the Finance Ministry is currently facing charges in the Namibian High Court.

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