ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Apr 2013

In April 2013, the government of Kenya announced a change in export taxation.

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Inception date: 01 Apr 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Export tax

In April 2013, Kenya's state-run Leather Development Council reported that the government had doubled the export tax on raw hides and skins, from 40% to 80% of the Free On Board (FOB) value, in a bid to prevent scarcity on the domestic market. In addition, the Veterinary Department now levies an additional 2% of the FOB value for the Veterinary Services Development Fund.

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