ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Apr 2013In April 2013, the government of Kenya announced a change in export taxation.
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Leather Development Council, April 18, 2013: 'Kenya's Hides, Skins fetch higher export tax': http://www.leatherdevelopmentcouncil.go.ke/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=197:kenyas-hides-skins-fetch-higher-export-tax&catid=13:latest-news&Itemid=19
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.